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SOCI423 - Sociology of Health and Illness

 

This course examines the social contexts of health, illness and organized medical care. It focuses on the theories, research and debates of medical sociology. Topics covered will include the social, environmental and occupational factors in health and illness; the meaning of health and illness from the patient’s perspective; the historical transformation of the health professions and the health work force; the social and cultural factors surrounding the creation and labeling of diseases; disparities in health, access to healthcare, and the quality of healthcare received; organizational and ethical issues in medicine including rising costs and medical technology; and health care reform.

 

Prerequisites

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Corequisites

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
05/28/18 - 11/02/18 11/05/18 - 12/30/18 Fall 2018 Session I - 8 Week session
06/25/18 - 11/30/18 12/03/18 - 01/27/19 Fall 2018 Session D - 8 Week session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 03/31/19 Winter 2019 Session I - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Social Aspects of Health, Illness and Healthcare - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; link also available in the classroom Lessons section.
ISBN: 9780335236626
Publication Info: N/A
Author: N/A
Unit Cost: $53.61
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Book Title: Health Care in the United States: Organization, Management, and Policy - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; link also available in the classroom Lessons section
ISBN: 9780787995478
Publication Info: Wiley Lib
Author: Greenwald, Howard
Unit Cost: $63.23
Electronic ISBN: N/A
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