Units of Study

SCLG2603 - Sociology of Health and Illness

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fran Collyer
Phone: +61 2 9351 2653
Email: fran.collyer@sydney.edu.au

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

1000wd research essay (25%) and 2000wd research essay (40%) and 1500wd equivalent group project (35%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Sociology

Prohibitions

SCLG2526

 Friday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

SCLG2603

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