Units of Study

SCLG2603 - Sociology of Health and Illness

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fran Collyer

Description

Students will be introduced to both past and current sociological perspectives of health and illness, including Parsonian, Marxist, Weberian, Feminist and Postmodern approaches. We will examine topics such as the social, unequal, structuring of illness; the construction of medical 'facts'; professional, corporate and state control over health care systems; medical controversies; iatrogenic illness; and medical technology.

Assessments

1x2000wd group project (45%) and 1x2500wd research essay (55%)

Textbooks

unit reader will be available through the Copy Centre

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

Prohibitions

SCLG2526

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