Course Code: SOCI423 Course ID: 4382 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
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.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
At the conclusion of the course, students should be able to:
CO1: Discuss the social contexts of wellness and illness
CO2: Explain the patient’s perspective on the experience of illness including meaning making and interaction with care providers
CO3: Examine the social-historical transformation of the medical system in the U.S., including the changing role of physicians and other health care providers
CO4: Interpret visual and written depictions of indicators and trends in population health over time
CO5: Identify the socio-cultural aspects of health and illness, particularly as relating to the definitions of health, illness behavior and social epidemiology
CO6: Investigate the social causes of disease and illness related to disparities due to social stratification and unequal access
CO7: Describe the historical role of women in the medical system as patients, practitioners and health care providers
CO8: Differentiate the current ethical issues and debates about new medical technologies and their impact on doctor-patient relationships and on access to health care
CO9: Investigate a subtopic in medical sociology through research using peer-reviewed sources from the APUS
Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Discussions is required some weeks of class. Initial Discussion posts are due Thursdays, peer responses are due Sundays. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Discussions tab in our classroom.
This course includes Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.
Extra credit is not offered in this course.
|Book Title:||Social Aspects of Health, Illness and Healthcare - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
|Book Title:||Health Care in the United States: Organization, Management, and Policy - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.|
|Publication Info:||Wiley Lib|
Not current for future courses.