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BHP 405 Sociology in Health Care (3 Credits)

This course is for students pursuing careers in the health sciences. This course provides an introductory overview of the social facets of health, disease, illness, and the organization and delivery of health services. The course challenges the notion that health outcomes are the product of "personal choices" alone and investigates the impacts of social and institutional variables on health behavior and population health status.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Summarize, critique, discuss, and provide examples of a variety of theories, research, and issues related to medical sociology.
  • Apply sociological theories, concepts, and research to your own experience of health, illness, and health care.
  • Critically review professional journal article in health sciences for illustration of course concepts.