Behavioural Sciences

BSc Medical Sociology

Medical Sociology or Sociology of health is a specialization of Sociology, offered at Undergraduate and Post graduate levels. It examines medicine with sociological perspective, using sociological concepts and theories. The primary goals are to solve medical problems and improving medical care through emphasis on the critical role the social factors play in determining or influencing the health of individuals, groups and larger society. It is concerned with action to bring changes in the environment or in the knowledge, attitudes, behavior or health status in the community.

Medical Sociologists get job opportunities in both private and public sectors. They can teach, do research and consultancy in the Government and non-governmental organizations. Graduates can become community health trainer, community development programme officers, work for International organizations in the field of health and social welfare, medical Journalists, design and conduct research studies independently or as a member of a team, researchers in the field of Bio-medical ethics and laws or a team member of epidemiological investigation. In the hospital they can work as health educators, counselors, hospital administrators, patient relations coordinators, International patient care managers, organ transplant counselors, hospice workers, discharge planners, grief counselors, corporate relations and communication managers, medical insurer and medical transcriptionists. Other areas of their employment in both government and non- governmental sectors are Basic life support providers, members of emergency response team and information specialists, rehabilitation counselors, juvenile probation officers, palliative care counselors, employees health and welfare departments,. They can also play an important role at the level of policy, planning and evaluation of social and organizational problems. Their inputs based on in depth understanding of social context can improve the quality of care given by the health organizations and Social Welfare organizations.

Faculty Details

Course Name BSc Medical Sociology
Disaster Management And Environmental Studies Dr.Shivani CHS, Faculty
Foundations of sociology, Medical Sociology Dr.Jothimani CHS, Faculty
Medical Social work, Medical Sociology -II Dr.Arun CHS, Faculty
Anatomy Ms.Senu CHS, Faculty
Physiology Ms.Akila CHS, Faculty
Cultural anthropology, Social problem, Human Rights, Community Health And Social Medicine Mr. Raj CHS, Faculty
Social psychology and health psychology Ms.Mridula CHS, Faculty
Management Principles And Hospital Operations Ms .Jacinth CHS, Faculty
Computer applications, Social Research Methods Ms.Vanitha CHS, Faculty
Medical terminology and coding Ms.Aruna Visiting faculty
Communication skills in english Ms.Kusum Visiting faculty
Statistics Dr.Ezilan Visiting faculty
Medical Ethics Rev.Fr Ninan Chacko MMM, Faculty