HE320 Medical Sociology
You are asked to find a newspaper article or peer-reviewed journal article
related to material covered in class or in the text and provide a written
analysis of the article that explores a medical sociological aspect of the ideas
or events depicted within the article. Within your written analysis, you need
to identify one of the first four course learning objectives presented in the
course (and listed below) and explain how this learning objective relates to
the article selected. When selecting your article, please make sure the article
identifies one of the subjects discussed within lessons one through four.
Response should be two pages long, submitted according to APA guidelines
with applicable reference page and title page (title page and reference page
not included in page count).
The four course learning objectives are provided below:
1. Identify and explore the socio-cultural aspects of health and illness,
specifically as relating to the definitions of health, illness, behavior,
and social epidemiology.
2. Describe and examine the social causes of disease and illness and
vaccinations due to race, clan, and ethnicity.
3. Explore the health professions and health institutions from the broader
perspectives provided by theory and research in the sociology of
occupations and complex organizations.
4. Identify the forces within the healthcare field and society as a whole
that leads to increased government participation in the delivery of
health care including the nature of health maintenance organizations
and managed care.
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