The University of Winnipeg

SOC-3102 Sociology of Medicine

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The focus of this course is on the social context of disease and medical care. Topics to be covered include stress and psychosomatic illness, causes and consequences of mental illness, the sick role, variations in illness behaviour, doctor-patient relationships, unorthodox systems of medical practice, psychiatric therapies, organization of the medical profession, social structure of the hospital and politics of the health care system.


SOC-1100 or SOC-1101 (prerequisite).

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