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.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd Research essay (25%), 1x2000wd Research essay (40%), 1x1500wd equivalent group project (35%)
12 Junior credit points in SociologyProhibitions