Courses & Units

Society, Culture and Health HGA138

Hobart, Rozelle - Sydney

Note:

Restricted to Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Health students.

Introduction

This unit introduces a sociological perspective on health and illness. The focus will be on how social and cultural processes shape both the distribution of health and illness, and the experience of illness. Health issues such as obesity, smoking, depression, and HIV/AIDS will be examined.  The unit will also consider the illness experience, the role of mass media and technology, and what it is like to work in health care.  The unit will help you develop critical thinking skills, and provide an understanding of the role of social and cultural factors in health policy and planning.

Summary

Unit name Society, Culture and Health
Unit code HGA138
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Professor Douglas Ezzy

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $1,857.00 090301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HGA101,HGA102

,HGA135

HGE138

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online weekly lectures (weeks 1 to 6, and 8 to 12)

On-campus: Weekly face-to-face seminars (weeks 1 to 6, and 8 to 11)

Off-campus: Regular participation in MyLO discussion forums

Assessment

Online Quizzes (40%); 1500 word essay (30%); take home exam (30%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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