Medical Sociology & Anthropology

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Course Code: 
PSY 7112
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

To teach the concepts of sociology, anthropology and social work helpful in understanding the impact of social and cultural factors in health and disease, and health seeking behaviours. 

  • Concepts of class, race, caste, stigma and their relevance for psychiatry.  Deviance.  Sick role and illness behaviour.  Sociology of the family, social groups and institutions, social support systems.  Divorce and single parenting.  Traditional belief.  Culture.  Traditional healing systems.  Gender and mental illness.  Women’s diseases.


Medical Sociology & Anthropology
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