Curriculum | Bachelor of Physiotherapy | SOCIOLOGY

BACHELOR OF Physiotherapy- I year

Paper Code – 03050105





TIME: 1.5 HRS.

Note: For Paper setters / Examiners

  • Paper setters are required to set 6 questions from the entire syllabus.
  • Student will be required to attempt four questions out of six carrying ten marks each.

 Course Description: This course is to design to develop the basic knowledge of Sociology with respect to different society and its relation towards health and Physiotherapy treatment.

S. No. TOPIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES (at the end of course the student be able to) TEACHING GUIDELINES METHODOLOGY TIME (Hrs)
1.     Introduction to Sociology Define and describe the theory and illustrate its role in building sociological knowledge.

Apply the  Sociological Knowledge in Physiotherapy

To Cover

·   Definition of sociology

·   Sociology as a science of society

·   Uses of the study of sociology

·   Application of knowledge of sociology in physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Lecture discussion 4 Hrs
2.     Sociology & health:


Explain the relationship between sociological factors and health of an individual. To Cover

·   Social factors affecting health status.

·   Social consciousness and perception of illness.

·   Social consciousness and meaning of illness.

·   Decision making in taking treatment.

·   Institution of health of the people

Lecture discussion



5 Hrs
3.     Socialization Describe impact of sociology in hospital setting and in rehabilitation. To Cover

·   Meaning of socialization influences of social factor on personality socialization in hospitals.

·   Socialization in rehabilitation of patients.

Lecture discussion


3 Hrs
4.     Social Group: Explain types of Social Groups and its role in rehabilitation. To Cover

·   Concept of social group.

·   Influence of formal and informal groups on health and sickness.

·   The role of primary groups and secondary groups in the hospitals and rehabilitation setting.

Lecture discussion 3 Hrs
5.     Family: Describe the importance of family and its influence on individuals’ health and associated diseases To Cover

·   Influence of family on human personality.

·   Discussion of changes in the function of a family.

·   Influence of family on the individual’s health family and nutrition.

·   The effect of sickness on family, and psychosomatic disease

Lecture discussion




Group Discussion

6 Hrs
6.     Community:


Explain the importance, role and types of Community. To Cover

·   Concept of community

·   Role of rural and urban communities in public health

·   Role of community in determining beliefs, practices and home remedies in treatment.

Lecture discussion 3 Hrs
7.     Culture:


Describe the role of culture as social consciousness in moulding the perception of reality. To Cover

·   Components of culture

·   Impact of culture on human behavior

·   Culture meaning of sickness, response & choice of treatment

·   Culture induced symptoms and disease, sub-culture of medical workers.

Lecture discussion 4 Hrs
8.     Caste system:


Explain the caste system and its trends in society. To Cover

·  Feature of modern caste system and its trends.


Lecture discussion 4 Hrs
9.     Social change:


Describe Social change and its effect on health and society.


Describe social planning and its influence on society and its health.

To Cover

·   Meaning of social change

·   Factors of social change

·   Human adoption and social change

·   Social change and stress

·   Social change and deviance

·   Social change and health programmers

·   The role of social planning in the improvement of health and in rehabilitation.

Lecture discussion



5 Hrs
10. Social control:


Explain Social control and its influence. To Cover

·   Meaning of social control,

·   Role of norms, folkways, customs, morals, religion, law and other means of social control in the regulation of human behavior, social deviance and disease.

Lecture discussion 4 Hrs
11. Social problems of the disabled: Description of various Social problems and explain its remedies. To Cover

·    Consequences of the following social problems in relation to sickness and disability remedies to prevent these problems:

a.       Population explosion

b.       Poverty and unemployment

c.       Beggary

d.       Juvenile delinquency

e.       Prostitution

f.        Alcoholism

g.       Problems of women in employment.

Lecture discussion





Group Discussion

4 Hrs
12. Social Security: Enumerate and describe various Social legislatures for differently able persons. To Cover

·   Social security and social legislation in relation to the disabled.

Lecture discussion 3 Hrs
13. Social Worker: Explain Social worker and its role on society. To Cover

·   The role of medical social worker.

Lecture discussion 2 Hrs