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Sociology of Health Care

Course Description This course offers students a critical examination of sociological perspectives on the nature, structure and organization of the Canadian health care system. Selected topics will include: a critical analysis of the institutions of family medicine and nursing care, contemporary midwidery, complementary & alternative medicines, long-term institutional care, the pharmaceutical industry and Aboriginal health care to name a few. While we utilize texts and articles from other disciplines (e.g. nursing, medicine) the approach to this course ultimately remains sociological.

SOCIOL 3G03

Sociology of Health Care

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): III Term(s): Winter, Fall Offered?: Yes

Course Description This course offers students a critical examination of sociological perspectives on the nature, structure and organization of the Canadian health care system. Selected topics will include: a critical analysis of the institutions of family medicine and nursing care, contemporary midwidery, complementary & alternative medicines, long-term institutional care, the pharmaceutical industry and Aboriginal health care to name a few. While we utilize texts and articles from other disciplines (e.g. nursing, medicine) the approach to this course ultimately remains sociological.


Prerequisite(s): SOCIOL 1A06 Priority will be given to students registered in a Sociology program.