News for Spring 2015!

Dr. Dawood H. Sultan

Dr. Dawood H. Sultan

The Department of Sociology is offering two new courses, Medical Sociology & Sociology of Mental Health. These courses meet elective requirements for Sociology and many other majors, particularly for those students pursuing pre-Health or Health-related degrees.

The courses will be taught by Dr. Dawood H. Sultan, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Intervention Implementation Diffusion Core of Hampton University Regional Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research Center-Minority Men's Health Initiative (MMHI). Dr. Sultan has expertise in health outcomes, health behaviors, health promotion, health disparities, stress/distress mental health outcomes, community-based participatory health research and community-based health interventions using computer-based mobile technologies.

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Topics covered in the Medical Sociology course (SOC 456-01 CRN 25746) will include:

  • A Brief Introduction to the Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness
  • The Development of Scientific Medicine
  • The Influence of the Social Environment on Health and Illness
  • Social Epidemiology; Society, Disease, and Illness
  • Health Behavior; Experiencing Illness and Disability
  • Health Care Practitioners and Their Relationship with Patients: Physicians and the Profession of Medicine; Physician-Patient Relationship; Medical Education and the Socialization of Physicians; Nurses, Mid-Level Health Care Practitioners, and Allied Health Workers
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Professional and Ethical Obligations of Physicians
  • The Health Care System of the United States
  • Health Care Delivery
  • The Social Implications of Advanced Health Care Technology
  • Comparative Health Care Systems

Topics covered in the Sociology of Mental Health course (SOC 457-01 CRN 25747) will include:

  • The Problem of Mental Disorder; Types of Mental Disorders; Concepts of Causes and Cures; Mental Disorder as Deviant Behavior; Social Epidemiology of mental disorders;
  • Social Class and mental disorder; Age, Gender, Race, and Marital Status and mental disorder
  • Help-Seeking Behavior and the Pre-patient Experience; Acting Mentally Disordered: Schizophrenia, Anxiety, and Depression; The Mental Hospital Patient; Residing in the Community and Community Care and Public Policy Mental Disorder and the Law; Mental Disorder and Public Policy in Selected Countries