COMM 102– Introduction to Sociology of Medicine:-

Course Objectives:

To identify the socio-cultural causes of illness
To understand the social aspects of individual illnesses
To appreciate the social obligations and behaviours of an ill person
To appreciate the doctor – patient relationship

Lecture Topics:

Introduction to Medical Sociology
Common concepts of illness
Problems of illness sociology and disease extent
Management of illness ‘Layman’s concept
Management of illness – The patient’s role and the doctor’s influence
The patient – doctors interaction
The social causes of disease
Organization of the treatment center
Organization and delivery of health care