Medicine, health, disease, treatment and prevention in their social context. The role of patients and health professionals and their interrelations with each other and with health institutions and systems. Health system (medicine) and its historical relationship with the economic, political and cultural systems in the society, and its role in the promotion and reproduction of class divisions and inequalities. Profit, treatment and health; science and its impact on health and treatment; globalization of technology and health information and treatment and its impact on demographic and economic composition, especially in dependent and underdeveloped societies. Different treatment methods across societies, time and health system (alternative medicine).
SOCI435 | SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE
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