9120 Behavior and Humanistic Sciences

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with basic principle of Behavioral Sciences and their importance in health, Bio-Psycho-Social Model of Healthcare, Desirable attitudes, Correlation of brain, mind and Behavioral Sciences and Roles of a doctor. topics including Introduction to behavior sciences, Understanding human Behavior, behavior modification, human behavior and health, defense mechanisms, Personality, psychological health and testing, child development, psychological methods, motivation, emotion, intelligence, the individual, family and society, socialization process, culture and health, gender, social inequalities and physician-patient relationship and medical ethics.

Learning Objective

  • 1. Define social & behavioural sciences and discuss their role in Community Medicine.
  • 2. Describe the role of the family/community in health and disease.
  • 3. Measure the socio-economic status of a family and describe its importance in health and disease.
  • 4. Construct, pre-test and validate questionnaire/interview schedule.
  • 5. Define attitudes.
  • 6. Describe the process of attitudinal development and methods to change.
  • 7. Construct, pretest and validate a questionnaire / interview schedule to test attitudes of a community



Books for this Course

  • Behavioral Science 2nd Edition Gene R Quuin
  • A Handbook of Behavioural Sciences for Medical and Dental Students by Mowadat H. Rana, Sohail Ali and Mansoor Mustafa, 2006, University of Health Sciences Lahore.
  • Medicine in Society ;Behavioural Sciences for Medical Students, edited by Christopher Dowrick, 2001, Arnold Publisher
  • Behavioural Sciences in Clinical Medicine by Wolf, Stewert, 1976.
  • Developmental Psychology for Healthcare Professions by Katherine A. Billingham
  • An outline of sociology as applied to medicine- David armstrong

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016