Health, Behaviour and Society (HSBH1003)


This unit provides an introduction to the behavioural and social sciences relevant to health and wellbeing, in particular sociology and psychology. The unit lays the foundation of theory and method necessary for understanding how broad social and organisational structures as well as individual characteristics and behaviours contribute to health and health inequalities.

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2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week


Assignment (30%), group class presentation (20%), 1.5 hr end of semester exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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BACH1133, BACH1130, BACH1161, BACH1132, BACH1134

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