The Sociology of Health and Healthcare

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Course No: SOCI.3510-031; SIS Class Nbr: 11269

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 pre-req
  • Special Notes:
  • Section Notes: P: SOCI.1010
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: John Ost
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2016: Sep 01 to Dec 03
  • Chat Hours: Wed 8-9pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1110
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

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