SPA380.15 Health Sociology

Taught in Spanish at Pontificia Universidad Católica; may not be offered every semester. This course examines the contributions of Sociology to the study of health. The main goal of this class is to introduce the students to the main theoretical and empirical frameworks that examine how diverse social factors affect human health in interrelated ways.

Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

1) Identify and describe current social research trends and perspectives in the field of health.

2) Recognize and identify different types of data and main statistical indicators regarding the health of a population.

3) Recognize and critically evaluate the influence of social, environmental, and biological conditions on the health outcomes of a population.

(PUC #SOL142)

Department: Spanish

Location: Santiago

Credits: 3