- Teacher: Vivien Bello-Osagie
Medical sociology is a very significant and functional area within the general field of Sociology. Sociology itself is an academic discipline that is concerned with the function, structure and roles of social institutions and social processes. It is also concerned with the social behaviour of groups. It logically follows to say that Medical Sociology is concerned with the social facets of health and illness, the social functions of health institutions and organization, as well as the relationship of systems of healthcare delivery to other social systems, and the social behaviour of health personnel and all those who are consumers of health.
Medical Sociology is a relatively new specialty in Sociology and behavioural sciences generally. Some scholars define it as a new specialty that is concerned with social as opposed to biological factors in the causation of diseases.
The course aims at providing those social factors that are crucial to our understanding of social dimensions of health and ill-health.
The objective of studying medical sociology, is to enable you;
· To understand the relationship between sociology and medical science and its application to health care in Nigeria.
· To understand the meaning of health and illness especially as it relates to social structure;
· To understand the socio-cultural aspect of medicine
· To know the structure and dynamics of medical organizations as their processions;
· To understand the evolution and development of the professionalization of medicine;
· To appreciate the traditional and modern forms of health delivery systems in Nigeria, Africa, as well as their respective uses and social effects;
· To know and appreciate the role of politics in health; and
· To appreciate the hospital as a social system and the mental hospital as a total institution.
- Teacher: JOSEPH Emmanuel Chiegil
This course offers a general introduction to environmental health from local to global, addressing fundamental topics and current controversies. The first part of the course covers core topics that prepare students to more fully understand and address environmental health issues: toxicology, exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, risk assessment/risk management, air pollution, water pollution, and environmental justice. Using the tools from the first part of the course, students then participate in sessions on occupational health, children's health and the environment, injuries, climate change and health, the built environment/urban sprawl, and debates concerning pesticide use.Students can actively engage with the course material through in-class and online, case discussions, debates, and review of environment-related current events.
- Teacher: Suleiman Adamu
Nigeria People and Culture
If environment are unclean and unkempt, there is very likelihood that our health would suffer. Save applies to education, as a poorly kept school environment would yield low productivity. This course dwells on school planting, planning and management, and the learning outcomes as presented.
Mathematical Economics is not a distinct branch of economics in the sense that public finance or international trade is. Rather, it is an approach to economic analysis, in which the economist makes use of mathematical theorems to aid in reasoning. It refers to the application of mathematics to the purely theoretical aspects of economic analysis.
As far as the specific subject matter of analysis goes, it can be micro- or macroeconomic theory, public finance, urban economics, or what not.
Conventionally, mathematical economics is reserved to describe cases employing mathematical techniques beyond simple geometry, such as matrix algebra, differential and integral calculus, differential and difference equations, etc.
- Teacher: Nuruddeen Bunu M.
LC416 Small Group Communication