Sociology of Health


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MHI202 - Sociology of Health

Though most people have some idea of what it means to be in good health, health is not as straightforward a concept to understand as we may assume. In a sociological perspective, health is understood as a social construction and dependent on myriad factors. Both our health and illness, and the manner in which we understand these concepts, are influenced by social and environmental factors. The purpose of the course is to provide a sociological framework for understanding the social determinants of population health and the factors that shape the health and illness behaviour of Canadians. The course will also introduce students to key concepts of population health.

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