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Unit of Study SOCI2005 Society, Health and Illness (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

critically analyse sociological perspectives on health and illness

recognise how health, illness and the healthcare system are outcomes of the ways in which society is organised

identify the social, economic, political and cultural aspects involved in reproducing or changing health inequalities in Australian society

critically evaluate health status in relation to stratification concepts of class, gender, ethnicity and regionality.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Take Home Exam55%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Germov, J (ed.), 2018, Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, 6th edn, Oxford University Press Australia, South Melbourne. ISBN: 9780190306489.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Access to a computer and reliable internet connection.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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