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SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS

2014 Winterim

3 Units

Sociology 310

This course examines the sociocultural aspects of health and illness, the patient-practitioner relationship, the socialization of health practitioners, the social organization of health care services, and the role of ethics in medical decision-making. It analyzes the problems and inequities in our present system of health care delivery in the United States, with particular emphasis on the sexism, racism, and classism in policy and practice. It analyzes alternative models of health care delivery, and discusses modifications in policy and practice necessary to bring about change.

Other Requirements: PREREQ: 3 UNITS OF SOCIOLGY OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

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