A Web Enhanced Course
The proliferation of technologies
and specialties has had a dramatic impact on the organization and delivery
of the American medicine. The aim of this course is to provide an introduction
to sociological perspectives of health care through the writings of recent
theorists, social observers, and researchers. Students will also have opportunity
to investigate selected topics of special interest. For a look at the webbed
portion of this course, click the following: Medical
Social Science majors, minors
or anyone with an interest in what is going on in medicine. What we will
Dr. Frank Elwell
3 credit hours
Epidemiology: physical disease,
mental illness, stress, environmental hazards.
Health Care Systems: England,
Canada, Japan, Australia.
Health Care Organizations: hospitals,
pharmaceutical companies, HMOs, insurance companies.
Public Health: local health
departments, CDC, EPA, FDA, WHO.
Health Care Workers: unskilled,
nurses, medical technicians, physicians.
New Technologies: reproductive,
transplants, genetic revolution.
Health Care Reform: quality,
costs, distribution, the role of government and the market.
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