Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney
Restricted to Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Health students.
This unit examines the ways in which socio-cultural factors and power relations in Australia affect experiences of health and illness. Following an introduction to the sociology of health and illness, the subject is divided into four modules: (1) 'Ideas about health and illness' explores different approaches to health in the Australian context; (2) 'Social structure and health examines the intersections between social structures and health experiences by examining: ethnic and indigenous health issues, the relationship between social class and health, and gender and health; (3) 'Experiencing health and illness' applies a sociological approach to understanding issues and contemporary debates about health and illness with a particular focus on chronic illness; and (4) 'Working in health' explores health care systems, the health workforce and complementary and alternative medicine.
|Unit name||Society, Culture and Health|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Arts
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology & Criminology|
Dr Peta Cook (Ltn); Dr Kim McLeod (Sydney); Dr Emily Hansen (Hbt)
|Location||Semester||Attendance options||Available to|
|Rozelle - Sydney||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Darlinghurst - Sydney||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2015: $769.00||2015: $1,812.00||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.
2 hour lecture and 1 tutorial weekly
Online Quizzes (20%); 1500 word essay (40%); 2 hour exam (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
Co-op Bookshop links
- Hobart, Semester 2
- Launceston, Semester 2
- Rozelle - Sydney, Semester 2
- Darlinghurst - Sydney, Semester 2
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