Medical Sociology (SOC 420.3)

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SOC 420 02 January 2019


Examines both classic and newly-emerging perspectives. Students will engage with the assumptions commonly made about contemporary medical knowledge and practice, as well as its relationship to health and wellness. Drawing on theoretical issues, students will examine social inequalities and health status, alternative healing practices, experience of illness, professions, and new genetics in medicine.


18 credit units SOC including SOC 238.

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