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Introduction to sociology - module 20

Introduction to sociology - Anyone who works with people, need to have a background in sociology for better understanding and engagement.

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    Why the interest in sociology?  Because sociology is about people, groups, interactions, social change and socialisation.  Anyone who works with people, need to have a background of sociology for better understanding and engagement.

    Here is exactly what we cover in this course:

    STUDY UNIT 20.1 SOCIOLOGY

    Why the interest in sociology?  Because sociology is about people, groups, interactions, social change and socialisation.  Anyone who works with people, need to have a background of sociology for better understanding and engagement.  We can describe sociology as “a social science that focuses on society, human social behaviour, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and aspects of culture associated with everyday life.”   In this study unit we will provide you with an overview of the sociological terms and concepts that you need as background study for counselling.

    STUDY UNIT 20.2 CLINICAL SOCIOLOGY

    Welcome to this introductory course in clinical sociology. For a counsellor the sociological dimension of healthcare is very important as background study for it is the immediate realm of reality in which clients experience health and wellbeing.  Clinical sociology is an applied practice that focuses on health intervention, such as working with medical practitioners, community health services, social policy and public health campaigns. We may not always be aware of the fact that the way we interpret the sick role and the meaning of health and healing is conditioned by our social and cultural realities which may differ from one community to the next.  The content of this study unit will introduce you to the clinical application of sociology and how health is seen in various contexts. 

    Study unit 20.3 SOCIOLOGICAL  ISSUES IN HEALHCARE

    We are social beings who  respond socially. Socio-therapy may therefore be effective in many instances of healthcare support.  Our sociological interest in this study unit is that of the social dimension of healthcare as it forms the domain for wellness coaching and counselling in which practitioners work. Although sociology covers many aspects of society like that of health  systems, the two dedicated areas are clinical sociology  and medical sociology. I will introduce the student to both areas as background study.

    Clinical sociology is an applied practice that focuses on health intervention, such as working with medical practitioners, community health services, social policy and public health campaigns. You will learn more about medicalisation of society, sociotherapy and the  meaning of the social body in healthcare. 

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