Sociology of Health and Illness (SCLG2603)
UNIT OF STUDY
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.
Further unit of study information
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd Research essay (25%), 1x2000wd Research essay (40%), 1x1500wd equivalent group project (35%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
12 Junior credit points in Sociology
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.