Units of Study

SCLG2603 - Sociology of Health and Illness

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Catriona Elder


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.


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


unit reader will be available through the Copy Centre


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


SCLG1001 and SCLG1002



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