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Social Foundations of Behavior for the Health Sciences

  • Ginny Garcia-Alexander
  • Hyeyoung Woo
  • Matthew J. Carlson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ginny Garcia-Alexander, Hyeyoung Woo, Matthew J. Carlson
    Pages 1-15
  3. Ginny Garcia-Alexander, Hyeyoung Woo, Matthew J. Carlson
    Pages 17-40
  4. Ginny Garcia-Alexander, Hyeyoung Woo, Matthew J. Carlson
    Pages 41-57
  5. Ginny Garcia-Alexander, Hyeyoung Woo, Matthew J. Carlson
    Pages 59-79
  6. Ginny Garcia-Alexander, Hyeyoung Woo, Matthew J. Carlson
    Pages 81-100
  7. Ginny Garcia-Alexander, Hyeyoung Woo, Matthew J. Carlson
    Pages 101-116
  8. Ginny Garcia-Alexander, Hyeyoung Woo, Matthew J. Carlson
    Pages 117-145
  9. Ginny Garcia-Alexander, Hyeyoung Woo, Matthew J. Carlson
    Pages 147-166
  10. Ginny Garcia-Alexander, Hyeyoung Woo, Matthew J. Carlson
    Pages 167-191
  11. Ginny Garcia-Alexander, Hyeyoung Woo, Matthew J. Carlson
    Pages 193-212

About this book

Introduction

This textbook helps students in the health sciences prepare for the social foundations portion of the medical college entrance exam. It provides a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts, theories, and methodologies in sociology that the exam requires. This book offers a condensed overview of the sociological concepts covered during a 15 week semester. It helps students gain an understanding of the social foundations of behavior, and the social determinants of health within the professional context of medicine. Students are provided with the necessary basics in addition to case studies, learning and research activities, recommended external resources, and study questions. These are meant to develop pre-health students’ understanding of the importance of the social factors that influence health outcomes. The featured activities contain various exercises using examples of sociology of health and medicine, including social factors shaping health, social relations between doctors and patients, and the health care system, among others. As a result, this book well informs not only those who wish to prepare for the medical college entrance exam to pursue a career in the health profession, but also anyone who is interested in social perspectives on health and medicine.

Keywords

Examples of sociology of health and medicine Professional context of medicine Social determinants of health Sociological foundations of individual's social behavior knowledge of social factors and impact on health Introduction to Sociology Social Foundations Health Sciences Health Equity Medical college entrance exam preparation Medical college entrance exam

Authors and affiliations

  • Ginny Garcia-Alexander
    • 1
  • Hyeyoung Woo
    • 2
  • Matthew J. Carlson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SociologyPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA
  3. 3.Department of SociologyPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64950-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64948-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64950-4
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