Health Science Sociology
Due to global mobility, IBCLC certificants must have a broad understanding of sociological concepts and be sensitive to cultural differences. An introductory course in the sociological concepts and cultural aspects of human behaviour is required.
- Courses in economics will not be accepted.
The table below describes typical courses that meet the sociology or cultural sensitivity or cultural anthropology requirement.
|Typical Course Name||Typical Course Description|
|Introductory Sociology||Introduction to basic sociological concepts. Examines aspects of human behaviour in cultural framework including: individual and group interaction, social mobility and stratification, status and class, race and gender relations, urbanism, crime and criminology, and social change and reform.|
|Elements of Sociology||The study of social life, including how human groups are organised, how they change, and how they influence individuals. Consideration is given to a variety of human organisations and social institutions and how these groups and institutions both determine, and are determined by, human beings.|
|Cultural Competency||Course is designed to provide a variety of experiences using various strategies to enhance the student’s understanding of the impact of culture upon clients’ perception of health and the delivery of care.|
|Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||An introduction to the anthropological study of cultures, based on ethnographic descriptions and analyses of tribal, developing, and modern state societies. The course explores a variety of concepts and approaches to the study of culture, and participants acquire experience in critical reading, critical thinking, and analytic writing.|