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Medical Sociology for Nursing

University of Mosul College of Nursing Clinical Nursing Sciences Department
Course Syllabus

Course Title Course Number
Credit Hours Course Calendar
Placement Course Instructor Course Coordinator
Office Hours

Course Information Medical Sociology For Nursing
2 hours 15 weeks Theory in the college of nursing / Hall No. (4) Lecturer: Nawaf Mohammed Dhahir Lecturer: Zeyad Tariq 2 hours

Course Description This course provides students with a conceptual framework of sociology and its

applications to different aspects of social life especially in the health aspect.

Emphasis is applied on concepts related to rights/ rules issues and interpersonal

relationships among health team and between the nurse and clients to enhance the

development of positive attitudes towards nurses, health team and clients. It

identifies the health and disease in a social context, explores their reflection on

different individuals, groups and communities, and determines the role of

community in the health services as well. This course enables students to identify,

predict, criticize, and respond to the health problems of the society.

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Course Objectives
1. Understand certain concepts of sociology.
2. Identify the components of a society. 3. Determine the importance of sociology on the nursing profession. 4. Recognize the interpersonal relationships among the health team and
between the nurse and clients. 5. Determine the rights and roles of clients, nurses, and other health team. 6. Develop positive attitude towards clients, nurses and other members of
the health team. 7. Explore the reflection of health and diseases issues on the social
behaviors of individuals, groups and societies. 8. Determine the role of the community in the preventive and curative
aspects of health services. 9. Analyze critically common health problems of the Iraqi society. 10.Analyze the social changes.

Weights 10 10 10 10 10 10
10
10 10 10

Intended Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

ISLOs

Related Reference(s) Objective(s)

The students know the concept, nature, and the goals

Unit

of sociology.

Related

The students identify the relationship between sociology and nursing/ medicine professions.

Unit

Related

The students know the social roles, rights and rules.

Unit

Related

The students know the common social problems

Unit

affecting individuals physically and psychologically.

Related

The students identify the role of community in facing

Unit

the social problems.

Related

The students learn The concept of a family, Types of

Unit

families and their problems, health problems facing

the family.

Related

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Title Author(s) Publisher Year Edition

Text Book Sociology in Nursing and Health Care. Cooke, H., Philpin, S. Elsevier Limited (2008) 4th ed.

References 1 Schaefer, R . Sociology A Brief introduction, 6th edition, 2006, American, New York. 2 Kindersly, D., Sociology for Nurses, 2010, printed in India by sheel print. 3 Browne,K.: Introducation To sociology, 2011 ,2nd edition, printed and bouad by
MPG Books group.UK. 4 Open Stax College, 2013, Introduction to Sociology

Teaching & Learning Methods E-Learning, Laptop, data show

Week
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
1. 2. 3. 4.

Course Outline Schedule / Theory

Instructors/

Topics

Concept /Reading Achieved ILOs

Assignments

Introduction

Concept

Yes

Theories of sociology

Concept

Yes

Analysis of sociology

Concept

Yes

Social alteration

Concept

Yes

Social problems

Concept

Yes

Interpersonal relationships

Concept

Yes

The Family

Concept

Yes

Analysis of impulsive behavior

Concept

Yes

First Exam

Introduction

Social problems

Theories of sociology

Interpersonal relationships

Analysis of sociology

The Family

Social alteration

Analysis of impulsive behavior

Course Feedback and Revision

Final Exam

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Medical Sociology for Nursing Theoretical Contents of the Course

Unit Number and Name
Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2: Theories of sociology Unit 3: Analysis of sociology
Unit 4: Social alteration
Unit 5: Social problems
Unit 6: Interpersonal relationships
Unit 7: The Family
Unit 8:Analysis of impulsive behavior

Unit outline  Concept, nature, and the goals of
sociology.  The relationship between sociology and
nursing/ medicine professions.  Research in sociology.  Establishment of societies
 The social roles.  Rights and rules.  Personality in the social context.
 Concept of Social alteration.  Effect of Social alteration on the
individual, group and community  The concept of problems and its nature.  The cause and the effect of social
problems on the society.  Approaches to solve social problems.  Social relationships  Nurse – client‟s relationship.  Nurse – health team relationships  Family as one of the community
organizations.  The concept of a family.  Types of families and their problems.  Health problems facing the family.
its effect on:  Individuals.  Groups.  Community.

Page No. 6 – 13 14 – 16 17 – 20 21 – 23 24 – 26 27 – 30 31 – 33
34 - 36

Evaluation Type Second Theory Exam
Second Theory Exam
Attendance and Participation (Quizzes) Final Theory Exam
Total

Course Evaluation Methods

Description Mark% Course Goals Addressed

Written Exam

20 %

Cover the half lectures with a good critical thinking

Written Exam

20 %

Cover the rest lectures with a good critical thinking

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Obligatory condition with active

10 % action and participation

Written Exam 50 % All aims should be achieved

100 % Successfully passing the course

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Mark % 90 -100 80 – 89 70 -79 60 – 69 50 -59
≤ 49

Grading System

Grade
Excellent Very Good
Good Fair Pass Fail

Course Information and Policies

Attendance

The student oblige to attendance the lectures.

Professional Conduct

The student oblige to attendance the lectures.

Students Participation Yes

Unannounced Quizzes The students oblige to conduct all quizzes.

Testing Policy and Procedure Written exams is wanted

Academic Progress

Students should progress their level

Communication Policy Complaints/ Appealing
Process Academic Honesty and
Plagiarism Diversity Disabilities Visitors Equipment/Materials

The students oblige to respect the tutor and colleagues The students can present an appealing to the clinical nursing department if there is any grievance. Any breach of the academic honesty, the students will discipline. Non Acceptance Non Non Stated above

Course Coordinator

Zeyad Tariq

Head of Curriculum Committee Prof. Salwa Hazim

Department Head

Dr. Saad Murad

Dean Faculty

Prof. Salwa Hazim

Signature: Signature: Signature: Signature:

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Medical Sociology for Nursing Unit One: Introduction

Sociology: is the scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture. Culture: The word cultured referred to people who knew about and took part in these activities. Also, culture refers to the norms, values, beliefs, behaviors, and meanings given to symbols in a society. Culture is distinct from society in that it adds meanings to relationships. Sociology as a Science: It emerged as a special discipline among the social sciences, considered as sciences of society. The concept was first developed by Emile Durkheim as it uses scientific methods, investigation, and different bodies of knowledge. The word Sociology is derived from the Latin Word „Socius‟ which means „society‟ and the Greek word „logos‟ means „science or study or advanced study. Sociology can be understood as the study of society as society itself has a huge influence on what we do, how we think and who we are. Sociology is essentially the study of people, by people how people form cultures, societies, organizations, laws, beliefs, families, religions, and all other aspects of human life. Socialization: is a life process, but is generally divided into two parts:  Primary socialization: takes place early in life, as a child and adolescent.
 Secondary socialization: refers to the socialization that takes place throughout one's life, both as a child and as one encounters new groups that require additional socialization.

Subject matter of the sociology: sociology is…. 1. Study of society. 2. The science of social life. 3. The study of social relationships. 4. The study of human behaviour in groups. 5. The study of forms of social relationships. 6. The study of social action.

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Medical Sociology for Nursing Nature of sociology:
1. It studies social phenomenon: It is known as, „Mother of all social sciences‟. It uses scientific method. It is a systematic way of dealing with ideas, careful observation and recording of the factual data, and which is classified, analysed and organised in a systematic fashion by logical basis through which generalisations can be made.
2. Sociology is factual: It deals with facts only, uses scientific principles to solve the problems.
3. Sociology frames laws and attempts to predict: Science can make prediction on the basis of universal and valued laws relating to the problem solving approach.
4. Principles of sociology are universal: The laws of sociology proved to be true at all times and places, as long as the conditions do not vary. The laws are devoid of any exceptions.
5. It discovers the cause and effect relationship: It structures for the cause and effect relationship in its subject matter and in this connection, it provides universal and valid laws.
6. Sociological principles are veridical: The laws of sociology prove true at every verification and re-verification. Anyone can examine their validity.
The importance of sociology:
1. It is a scientific study of society.
2. It studies the role of institutions, through the knowledge of sociology the individual can understand and establish relationship with the social environment like family, religion, school, governmental policies and working situations.
3. The study of sociology is indispensable for understanding and planning of society.

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Medical Sociology for Nursing 4. It helps in solvation of social problems.
5. It draws our attention to the institutional worth and dignity of men.
6. It contributes to understand human culture, to make good citizens.
7. It keeps us update information on modern institutions.
8. It identifies good government with community.
The functions of sociology:
1. Technical function: To construct society by observing existing problems, customs, traditions, institutions, etc. it can make the people to understand the changing situations.
2. Introductory function: It supplies the information about the elements of social system to facilitate the introduction of any desirable changes. It explains different methods, which can introduce this change into various parts of it.
3. Informative function: It possesses some important information based on theoretical knowledge with practical experience. It makes the individual to organise society by solving certain social problems. It provides guidance in practical reforms.
4. Tolerate function: it have to understand all the social institutions to develop a feeling of universal brotherhood.
5. Democratic function: To develop a selfless tendency and understands the society in a well-planned manner.

Medical Sociology is one of the most important sub-disciplines in sociology due to the importance of its subjects and what it teaches. It is the science that deals with the active relation between the society and the social life with the diseases, their causes, and how transmitted. It also study the communication between the health organization and the society.

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Medical Sociology for Nursing The Relationship of Sociology with Nursing:
1. Nursing plays a vital role in healthcare profession. Nurses are the key persons who have significant influence over the group members within the society.
2. To provide total patient care in a comprehensive manner and render tender loving care to meet the total needs of the clients either in the hospitals or in the community.
3. To understand and meet the needs of the individual, family and societal needs in a holistic manner thereby nation's development can be achieved.
4. To understand the cause and meaning of many kinds of patient behaviour to make them comfortable and treat them all alike for improvement of client care.
5. To broaden the view of nursing students to understand human behaviour in relation to the society. To understand the problems of clients.
6. To suggest the ways to work with families, community agencies and groups of persons to provide health counselling in planning for continuity of care.
7. To provide right motivation, treatment and physical, medical, vocational, psychosocial rehabilitation.
8. To understand the emotional reaction pattern, (e.g: Level of perception, attitudes of people towards medical care, barriers of communication, individual differences, social distance…..
9. To understand herself and others and the nurse has to make more effective use of her professional skills.
10.The nurse is having close association and continuous contact with the clients than any other health team members, she has to understand the problems of clients in crucial way.
11.To gain greater insight into the human problems as related to the illness.

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Medical Sociology for Nursing 12.Good observation, communication, guidance skills are essential to understand
clients' behavior.
13.Nurses need to assume the responsibility for the provision of first level care in the community and thus acting as a changing agent in bringing about good quality of life to the people at large.
14.The nurse has to be sensitive to the health needs of the people in the context of broader social change.
Relationship of Sociology with Nursing

The difference between sociology of nursing to sociology in nursing:

Sociology of Nursing

Sociology in Nursing

1. Would address the study of 1. Would address sociological knowledge

nurses themselves and how which would help the nurse do her or his

social factors or forces affect the job.

roles of the nurse and the evolution of the profession of nursing. 2. Focuses on the application of sociology tools and theories to nursing practice and research.

2. The "big three" of sociology (gender, race
and class) would be examples of how this might work- for example do women who are diabetic have a different way of dealing with their diabetes based on their social gender roles.

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