Medical Degree Program in China - Social Medicine

 1. Introduction

Social Medicine is a subject studying medical problems from the angle of sociology. It studies the regularity of the effects of social factors on individual and population health, disease, development of various social measures, protection and improves people's physical and mental health and social activity ability, to improve the quality of life. The current understanding of the concept of social medicine is not uniform; focus of research content is also different, so there are different names, such as social hygiene, public health, public health.
2. Research Objects
Social medicine studies the birth, growing old, sickness and death related medical problems of the crowd from the social point, studying the comprehensive role of social factors in three different stages: the preparation of life and life protection and quality improvement of life, the theoretical basis for the main business of health care and medical and health management, to protect people's health and formulate corresponding health objectives, policies, strategies and measures. Social medicine uses epidemiology, health statistics and health management science, sociology, psychology, medical and demographic and other disciplines of theoretical knowledge and research methods, social health status and its changing rules, in order to improve the social health status and enhance people's health level to develop health policy and strategy.
(1) The study of the status of social health, mainly the health status of the population.
(2) The factors that affect the health of people, especially the social factors.
3. Tasks
The basic task of medicine is to maintain and promote people's health, improve people's quality of life and health level. Social medical attention to the impact of social factors on human health and disease, pay attention to those mainly caused by social factors of disease, such as social disease, accidental injury, mental diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS and public health events in the occurrence, development and epidemic regularity, pay attention to social etiology research and formulation of strategies for the prevention and control of society. Social medicine attaches particular importance to some special populations, such as the elderly, women, children, the disabled and the occupation contact harmful factors in the enterprise such as "high-risk groups". The number is not only large, physiology, pathology and mode of production and life is vulnerable because of the impact of health risk factors and need to for special population health status and risk factors, take the social and health measures.
(1) Advocate positive health, protect and improve people's physical and mental health and social activities, improve the quality of life of the population.
(2) To improve the health of the community, improve the quality of life and health of the population.
(3) To formulate health policies and strategies to guide regional health reform and development, to carry out community health services and to develop primary health care.
(4) Carry out the prevention and health care work of special populations and special diseases.
4. Basic Theory
The coordination of health and social development
Dual role of health and social economy development
Biological, psychological and social health
The focus of concern is the health service of high risk
The leading role of social factors in the occurrence and prevention of disease
Health work requires the participation of the whole society

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