AbstractIn response to an increased interest in the intersections between health professions and Sociology, the University of Nebraska - Lincoln developed a health focus that offers an array of courses that examine health and society. This specific course encourages a critical examination of health care policy and the health care system using sociological...
- Subject Area(s):
- Medical Sociology
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Level(s):
- College 300
- Class Size(s):
Usage NotesThis course was designed to complement a general health, medicine, and society course and a health disparities course that are offered as part of a health focus in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Due to this, this course provides a unique approach and emphasis on understanding the health care system and health care...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Demonstrate an understanding of how systems of health care and health professions have changed over time.
- Explain the importance of social influences on the structure of the health care industry, health care policy, and social distribution of health care.
- Develop communication skills through in-class group discussion, project presentations, and written assignments.
- In Class and Small Group Work: Students are given various types of assignments (e.g., quizzes, video reflections, small group activities) to demonstrate understanding of course material.
- Reading Response journals: Students submit journal entries throughout the semester that require them to both summarize and critically evaluate course readings.
- Research paper project: Students develop an independent research project completing steps throughout the semester and present their results to their peers.