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Social Sciences and Health

A comprehensive course that discusses health and disease in the context of social and family factors.

Course Code 1_353
Duration 10 hours 49 mins
Language English

Sample Lecture

About the Course

Health is an outcome of the interaction between self, environment and social surroundings. Factors such as society, family, culture and habits play a critical role in contributing to ones health. Hence, the need for a study of social science and health. This course deals with a few topics in this interjunction like importance of family in health, social and cultural factors influencing health, importance of personality and habits in health etc. The concepts of social organization, medical sociology, hospital sociology are introduced. The art of interview which is an integral part of any patient-doctor encounter touched upon. Social problems, social security system, consumer protection act etc., are explained in detail.

Target Audience

Medical students – Allopathy, Dental.

Alternative Medicine students – Homeopathy, Ayurveda.

Para/Allied medical students – Nursing, Physiotherapy, BSc Community Medicine, BSc Social Science.

Post graduate students – General medicine, Family medicine, MD/MSc/PhD Community Medicine.

Course Delivery Format

This course is delivered entirely online. It consists of a series of comprehensive lectures by a professor in the subject, appropriately annotated with slides, animations and wherever necessary, interactive content. The delivery offers tremendous flexibility. You may pause a teacher while you refer to your textbooks (not includes) and to take notes. You may also rewind a segment to listen to the teacher again or you may skip a slide or two if you already know that bit. You may bookmark a segment that you wish to return to later, maybe to refresh just before your exams. While the lessons in this course may be arranged in a particular order based on our curriculum, you have the flexibility to take them in order of your preference based on your personalized learning needs.


While this course is to help you learn the subject from an online faculty, it may help you in several ways even if you are already enrolled in some medical, dental or paramedical school. Many of our students felt that the format in which this course is delivered has helped them to cope up against the fast-paced lectures in actual class – it’s like having a TV remote in class to self-pace your teacher. Animations help understand concepts better by making concepts easy to understand… and difficult to forget.

S.No Topics Duration
1 Family and Health 0:44:48
2 Health Economics 0:34:36
3 Social and Culture Factors in Health and Disease 0:56:07
4 Habits and Personality 0:34:10
5 Attitude and Learning 0:23:17
6 Emotions Motivation Incentives Legislation and Observation 0:29:22
7 Concepts in Sociology 1:03:51
8 Intelligence 0:20:27
9 Hospital Sociology 0:52:38
10 Scope of Psychology 0:27:52
11 Medical Sociology 0:14:54
12 Social Organization 0:17:17
13 Operation Research 0:18:19
14 The Community 0:51:54
15 Consumer Protection Act 0:08:06
16 Social Context of Medicine and Social and Behavioral Sciences 0:37:42
17 Social Agencies and Community Services 0:29:33
18 Social Problems
a Prostitution, Delinquency and Dowry System 0:18:37
b Drug Addiction, Unmarried Mothers and Handicap 0:19:42
19 Social Security 0:14:21
20 Art of Interview 0:31:35

Dr. A. P. Kulkarni
Professor and Head
Govt. Medical College

Dr. Mohammed Shafee
Professor and Head Dept. of Community Medicine
JIIU's Indian Institute of Medical Sciences

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There are no exams. These courses are for self-study. Our MCQs, however, help in self assessing yourself.

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