Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior Section: Foundational Concept 9
Social structure and demographic factors influence peoples’ health and well-being. Knowledge about basic sociological theories, social institutions, culture, and demographic characteristics of societies is important to understand how these factors shape peoples’ lives and their daily interactions.
Foundational Concept 9 focuses on social variables and processes that influence our lives.
With these building blocks, medical students will be able to learn about the ways in which patients’ social and demographic backgrounds influence their perceptions of health and disease, the health care team, and therapeutic interventions.
Category 9A focuses on the link between social structures and human interactions.
Category 9B focuses on the demographic characteristics and processes that define a society.