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Fall 1983


Course syllabus for HLAD 340 Medical Sociology

Course description: This course is intended to provide the student with a relatively broad overview of the field of Medical Sociology. The student will become familiar with the basic theories and concepts of the field for topics such as: access to medical 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. Finally, the course will address the role of Medical Sociology in health care policy formulation and its role for the future directions of health care in the United States.