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Community Engaged Learning
This course introduces students to the field of medical sociology through lectures and discussions of major concepts, theories, and issues relating to the causes and consequences of health and illness. Three general areas are covered: the convergence of social science and medicine, health and illness behavior, and mainstream and alternative medical care. Examples of topics covered are conception of health, social stress and health, doctor-patient relationship, complementary and alternative medicine, and issues in the U.S. health care delivery system.