University of Tasmania Home Page Course and Units 2013
 This course information is for students studying under a new course structure. Switch to old course structure information.



Unit Code
Unit Title
HGA302 Understanding Contemporary Societies
HGA303 Social and Political Research
HGA304 Survey Research
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA306 Crime and Criminal Justice
HGA307 Sociology of Law
HGA308 Volunteering Sociology
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA309 Sociology of Reproduction
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA310 Case Management
HGA312 Love, Families and Sexuality
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA313 Forensic Investigation
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA319 Magic, Spirituality and Religion
HGA321 The Individual and Society
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA323 Social Problems and Social Policy
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA328 The Body in Society
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA330 Qualitative Research Methods
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA331 Migrants in Australian Society
HGA332 Working With Offenders
HGA333 Environmental and other Social Movements
HGA339 Sociology of Health and Illness
HGA341 Sociology of Underdevelopment
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA343 Urban Sociology
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA344 Green Criminology and Environmental Crime
HGA348 Indigeneity, Citizenship and the State
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA351 Tourism, Sport and Leisure
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA359 Sociology of Deviance
HGA361 Sociology of Nature
HGA362 Social Inequalities: Global and Local
HGA372 Gender, Culture & Identity
HGA373 Mass Media and Contemporary Societies
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA377 Sociology of Youth
HGA399 Australian Society
HGW302 Practice Frameworks for Change
HGW303 Social Work Practicum 1
HGW308 Ethical, Legal and Organisational Contexts of Practice
HGW309 Research and Policy for Change
HGW310 Social Work in Context
HGW317 Direct Practice 1 & Professional Communication

2013 HGA339 Sociology of Health and Illness

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

View timetable of lectures only for this unit.  View ALL timetable events for this unit.

See also   HGA239


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HGA339 H,L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 I Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 L Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 L On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 N Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 W Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013

* 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).

This unit can be taken in other courses
About Census Dates


Health and illness are culturally salient topics in contemporary Australia. This unit provides a sociological analysis of a number of key issues and debates from the sociology of health and illness. The unit identifies and analyses a range of issues such as, lay and professional knowledge about health and illness, the social distribution and patterning of health and illness, inequalities in health, experiences of health and illness, the health professions and the politics of health care funding. The unit objectives are (1) to familiarise students with key sociological theories and empirical research on health and illness (2) to introduce students to contemporary sociological debates about health and illness and (3) to develop the skills of critical sociological analysis as applied to health and illness.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


Level 200: 1000 word assignment (20%); and a 2,500 word assignment (40%); 2 hr exam (40%)
Level 300: 1000 word assignment (20%); and a 3,000 word assignment (40%); 2 hr exam (40%)


Internal: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (Web Supported)
Distance: Instructional package and online lectures (Web Dependant)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H,L
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Web dependent - W,I,N
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 25% at level 100 in Sociology
M.Excl HGA229/329, HGE232/332, HGA138, HGA139, HGA135

Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr E Hansen (Hbt); Dr Santi Rozario (Ltn & Dist)

View fees for this unit


Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.

University of Tasmania Home Page Authorised by the Academic Registrar
© University of Tasmania | ABN 30 764 374 782 | CRICOS Provider Code 00586B
Copyright and Disclaimers | Accessibility | Feedback, Suggestions and Questions
Info Line 1300 363 864