The Sociology of Health and Health Care

Fall 2024 > Humanities & Social Sciences > SOCI.3510 > 061

Course No: SOCI.3510-061; SIS Class Nbr: 8617; SIS Term: 3410
Course Status: Open

Course Description

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Health Care system is undergoing a radical change as profound as any in U.S. history including those for minority and woman's rights. A large segment of the population has struggled to obtain even basic health care coverage. The changes taking place are analyzed in a historical and comparative context by examining health care in other countries. Special attention is given to understanding the professions in medicine and the role medical professions have had in shaping medical care. At the micro level, the course examines evolving health care provider/patient relationships to better understand the level of control patients can exert over their health care decisions.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: SOCI.1010 Intro to Sociology.
  • Core Codes: SS, AMST
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: John Ost
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • 2024 Fall: Sep 04 to Nov 10
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1155 | Pay as little as $238/mo for this course.
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