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Faculty of Sociology
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Grao en Socioloxia
  Sociology of health and disease
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Identifying Data 2020/21
Subject (*) Sociology of health and disease Code 615G01307
Study programme
Grao en Socioloxia
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Graduate 2nd four-month period
Third Obligatory 6
Teaching method Face-to-face
Department Socioloxía e Ciencias da Comunicación
Cotillo Pereira, Alberto
Cotillo Pereira, Alberto
General description The sociology of health and illness is deeply rooted in the curricula of the Degree in Sociology at major universities. It is one of the main specialties of sociological literature and has a wide theoretical and practical academic application. This subject tries to analyze the social basis of the problems related to health and illness. It start off the attempt to overcome the limitations of the hegemonic biomedical approach to health and illness and seeks to discover the deep social root of both. To a large extent, the sociology of health and illness is nourished by discoveries and contributions from related areas such as epidemiology, health anthropology and health policy. In a certain sense, it should be considered that this subject implies an in-depth analysis of the social bases of health and illness and, as a result, serves as a foundation for its related areas.
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