Medical sociology is the study of the socio-cultural factors that affect health, illness, disease, and medical care. Topics include epidemiology, social demography of health, the relationship between social stress and health, health and illness behavior, the physicianpatient relationship, and the organization of health care and medical practice. These topics will be studied through classroom lectures and discussions. This course is recommended for pre-med, health science majors, and social science majors.
ANSO 347 Medical Sociology