SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS

SOC2SHI

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we aim to familiarise students with the sociological analysis of issues related to health and illness. We argue that health and health behaviour cannot be adequately explained by simply looking at individual, biological or environmental factors. Sociological questions about both physical and mental health and illness concern not only the broad organisation of society but also how everyday human experience is given local and personal meaning.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SOC3SHI,SOC2SHM, SOC3SHM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSecond opinion: an introduction to health sociology,PrescribedGermov, J 2013OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply a sociological perspective to local and global issues

Activities:
Preliminary assignment, tutorial exercises

02. Apply ethical and cultural awareness to issues in Sociology

Activities:
Tutorial exercises, preliminary assignment, essay and online quizzes

03. Evaluate diverse positions and arguments regarding a relevant topic in Sociology

Activities:
Essay, online quizzes

04. Present a brief and persuasive argument in Sociology

Activities:
Preliminary assignment

05. Present a sustained written complex argument in Sociology

Activities:
Essay

06. Produce a relevant well researched response to a topic in Sociology of health and illness

Activities:
Essay

07. Summarise research and relevant arguments on a topic in Sociology of health and illness

Activities:
Preliminary assignment, essay and online quizzes

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
on-line quizzes (1000-word equivalent)25 02, 03, 07
one 2000-word essay50 02, 03, 05, 06, 07
one 600-word preliminary assignment15 01, 02, 04
tutorial exercises (400 words in total)10 01, 02

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
on-line quizzes (1000-word equivalent)25 02, 03, 07
one 2000-word essay50 02, 03, 05, 06, 07
one 600-word preliminary assignment15 01, 02, 04
tutorial exercises (400 words in total)10 01, 02

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
on-line quizzes (1000-word equivalent)25 02, 03, 07
one 2000-word essay50 02, 03, 05, 06, 07
one 600-word preliminary assignment15 01, 02, 04
tutorial exercises (400 words in total)10 01, 02

Mildura, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
on-line quizzes (1000-word equivalent)25 02, 03, 07
one 2000-word essay50 02, 03, 05, 06, 07
one 600-word preliminary assignment15 01, 02, 04
tutorial exercises (400 words in total)10 01, 02