2013 - 2014
Undergraduate Catalogue

SC364  Psychosocial Factors in Health, Illness, and Medicine     (3.00 cr.)

Prerequisite: SC101. Restricted to juniors and seniors. Examines psychosocial and behavioral factors that contribute to health and illness and influence the ways medical care is delivered. Etiological factors studied include stress and coping, health promotion behaviors such as diet and exercise, and disease causation factors such as the use of legal and illegal substances. The application of psychosocial understanding in a medical care context--especially with regard to chronic illness--is examined.

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