Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

7 Faculty of Medicine : 7.5 Departments and Units in the Faculty of Medicine : 7.5.27 Social Studies of Medicine

Core Courses
This Department contributes to the following courses: Physicianship 4 replacing Medicine & Society in the Senior Clerkship of the medical curriculum (INDS 406).
INDS 420 Physicianship 4.
(4) (Prerequisite: INDS 320.) (Restrictions: M.D., C.M. students only.) Social dimensions of medical judgment; social contract; organization of health services emphasizing preventative interventions, advanced topics including giving bad news, clinical thinking, cross-cultural communication, and boundary issues.
The Department offers a wide range of electives in aspects of the social sciences and humanities as they relate to medicine. For details see the Electives Catalogue.
Graduate Program
Through the Department, graduate students can obtain an M.A. in the History of Medicine, an M.A. in Medical Anthropology and an M.A. in Medical Sociology. The above degrees are acquired in programs administered jointly with the Departments of History, Anthropology, and Sociology in the Faculty of Arts. Consult the Department for further information.

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