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Aim

Introduction to the subjects of Demography, Health Economics, Medical Sociology, Hospital Management, Behavioral Sciences inclusive of Psychology.



Objectives

Knowledge

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • explain the principles of sociology including demographic population dynamics.
  • identify social factors related to health, disease and disability in the context of urban and rural societies; ¬†appreciate the impact of urbanization on health and disease.
  • observe and interpret the dynamics of community behavior.
  • describe the elements of normal psychology and social psychology.¬†
  • observe the principles of practice of medicine in hospital and community setting.

Skill

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Principles of practice of medicine in hospital and community settings and familiarization with elementary nursing practices.
  • Art of communication with patients including history taking and medico-social work.