Minor in Sociology and Social Anthropology of Critical Health Studies - Biomedicine and the Illness Experience SOSA 2502   Biomedicine and the Illness Experience
This course provides an introduction to the sociology of medicine, patienthood, and practitioner-patient relationships. The course is organized into two sections. The first section analyses the theory and practice of medicine, our society's dominant system for addressing health problems. In the second section, we examine illness and the experience of receiving medical care. We will cover such topics as: the biomedical model; medical school; the experience of chronic illness; medical science and technology; models of the doctor-patient relationship; and mental illness.
FORMAT: Lecture
EXCLUSIONS: SOSA 2501X/Y.06, SOSA 2500.03