Sociology of Health and Medicine
General Catalog Course Title:
Sociology of Health and Medicine
Terms Offered:
Fall 2015
Spring 2014
Spring 2013
Summer 2013
Course Thread: 
Sciences and Society
Instructor: 
Nathan, Laura

Examination of the social, cultural, and structural contributions to health, illness, and health care. Specific topics to be addressed include: 1) Providers and patients—the impact of culture, roles, and relationships; 2) the correlates of health (e.g., sex, race, etc.), health disparities, and factors impacting access to care; 3) social meanings and experiences of illness; 4) the organization of health care delivery systems and associated patient outcomes; and 5) attempts to reform the U.S. health care system, with special attention to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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