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Winter 1986


Course syllabus for HLAD 340 Medical Sociology

Course description: This course is intended to provide the student with a broad overview of the field of Medical Sociology. The student will become familiar with the basic theories and concepts in the field for topics such as: access to health care, utilization of health services, the patient-practitioner relationship, health care of older people, health care professions, and the role of hospitals in the health care system. We will also examine and discuss the role of Medical Sociology in health care policy formulation and its role in the future directions of health care in the United States.