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Sociology of Health and Illness - SCLG2603

Year - 2018

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.

Classes
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x1000wd Research essay (25%), 1x2000wd Research essay (40%), 1x1500wd equivalent group project (35%)

Pre-requisites

12 Junior credit points in Sociology

Prohibitions

SCLG2526

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Sociology and Social Policy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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