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Placement : Second Year Time : Theory 60 Hours

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce the concepts of sociology related
to community and social institutions in India and its relationship with health, illness and

Unit Time Learning Objectives Content Teaching Assessme

(Hrs) Learning nt
Activity method
I 1  State the Introduction  Lecture  Essay type
importance of  Definition of Sociology Discussion  Short
sociology in  Nature and Scope of the answers
Nursing discipline
 Importance and application
of sociology in Nursing
II 3  Describe the inter- Individual & Society  Lecture  Essay type
relationship of  Society and Community Discussion  Short
individual in  Nature of Society answers
society and  Difference between society
community and community
III 3  Describe the Culture  Lecture  Essay type
influence of culture  Nature of culture Discussion  Short
and on health and  Evolution of culture  Panel answers
disease  Diversity and uniformity of Discussion
 Culture and socialization
 Transcultural society
 Influence on health and
IV 4  Identify various Social groups and processes  Lecture  Essay type
social groups and  The meaning and Discussion  Short
their interactions classification of groups answers
 Primary & Secondary Group
 In-group V/s. Out-group,
Class Tribe, Caste
 Economic, Political,
Religious groups, Mob,
Crowd, Public and Audience
Interaction & Social
 Co-operation, Competition,
 Accomodation, Assimilation
& Isolation
Unit Time Learning Objectives Content Teaching Assessme
(Hrs) Learning nt
Activity method
V 6  Explain the growth Population  Lecture  Essay type
of population in  Society and population Discussion  Short
India and its impact  Population distribution in  Community answers
on health India- Demographic Identification  Assessmen
characteristics t of report
 Malthusian theory of on
populations community
 Population explosion in identificati
India and its impact on on
health status
 Family welfare
VI 5  Describe the Family and Marriage  Lecture  Essay type
institutions of  Family – Functions Discussion  Short
family and marriage  Types-Joint, Nuclear,  Family case answers
in India Blended and extended study  Assessmen
family: Characteristics t of family
 The Modern Family – case study
Changes, Problems –
Dowry etc., Welfare
 Changes & legislations
on family and marriage
in India – marriage acts
 Marriage: Forms and
functions of marriage,
 Marriage and family
problems in India
 Family, marriage and
their influence on health
and health practices
VII 7  Describe the class Social Stratification  Lecture  Essay type
and caste system  Meaning & types of Discussion  Short
and their influence social stratification  Community answers
on health and health  The Indian Caste system Survey  Assessmen
practices – origin & features t of report
 Features of caste in India on
Today communit
 Social Class system and y survey
 Social Mobility –
Meaning & Types
 Race as a biological
concept, criteria of racial
 Salient features of
Unit Time Learning Objectives Content Teaching Assessme
(Hrs) Learning nt
Activity method
Primary races-Racism
 Influence of Class, Caste
and Race on health and
health Practices
VIII 6  Describe the types Types of Communities in India  Lecture  Essay
of communities in (Rural, Urban and Regional) Discussion type
India, their  Features of village  Visits to  Short
practices and the community & rural and answers
impact on health characteristics of Indian urban  Assessm
villages – panchayat community ent of
system, social dynamics report on
 Community commun
Development project & ity
planning survey
 Changes in Indian Rural
 Availability of health
facilities in rural and its
impact on health and
health practices
 Urban – Community –
 The growth of cities:
 Urbanisation and its
impact on health and
health practices
 Major urban problems –
Urban slums
 Region : Problems and
impact on Health

IX 4  Explain the process Social Change  Lecture  Essay

of social change  Natural and process of Discussion type
social change  Short
 Factors influencing answers
social change:Cultural
change, Cultural lag.
 Introduction to Theories
of social change: Linear,
Cyclical, Marxian,
Role of nurse – Change
Unit Time Learning Objectives Content Teaching Assessme
(Hrs) Learning nt
Activity method
X 4  Describe the social Social organization and social  Lecture  Essay
system and inter – system Discussion type
relationship of  Social organization:  Observation  Short
social organizations elements, types visits answers
 Democratic and authoritarian  Assessm
modes of participation, ent of
 Voluntary associations visit
 Social system : Definition reports
and Types of social system
 Role and status as structural
elements of social system
 Inter-relationship of
XI 2  Explain the nature Social Control  Lecture  Essay
and process of  Nature and process of social Discussion type
social control control  Community  Short
 Political, Legal, Religious, Survey answers
Educational, Economic,  Assessm
Industrial and Technological ent of
systems, Norms report on
& Values – Folkways & commun
Mores Customs, Laws and ity
fashion survey
Role of nurse
XII 15  Describe the role of Social Problems  Lecture  Essay
the nurse in dealing  Social disorganization Discussion type
with social  Control & planning :  Institutional  Short
problems in India Poverty, housing, illiteracy, visits answers
food supplies, prostitution,  Assessm
rights of women & children, ent of
vulnerable groups: Elderly, visit
handicapped, minority reports
groups and other
marginalized groups, child
labour, child abuse,
delinquency and crime,
substance abuse, HIV/
 Social Welfare programmes
in India
Role of nurse
Internal assessment: (25 Marks)

Three Unit test marks 45%

Two Assignment marks 25%
Model Exam 25%
Attendance 5%
Total 100%

Reference :

1. Bhushan (V), Introduction to Sociology, Kitab Mahan, 2002.

2. Madan (GR), Indian Social Problems, Allied Publishers, Chennai.

3. Mehta (SA), Study of Rural Sociolgy in India, Chand & Co.

4. Ogbern (F), Handbook of Sociology, Eurasoa Publishing, New Delhi.

5. Majmudar (DN), An Introduction to Social Anthropology, Asia Publishing House,


6. Indrani (TK), Textbook of Sociology for Nurses, Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2006.

7. Neeraja (KP), Textbook of Sociology for Nursing Students, Jaypee Brothers, New
Delhi, 2005.
Rao (SD), Psychology and Sociology for Paramedicals, Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi,