HGA138: Society Culture and Health explores the ways in which social and cultural factors and power relations shape the distribution of health and illness and experiences of health and illness in contemporary Australia. The unit will help you to develop critical thinking skills and provide an understanding of the role of social and cultural factors in health and illness related issues such as health inequality, wellness, alternative medicine, chronic illness and cosmetic surgery.
|Unit name||Society, Culture and Health|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Emily Hansen|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Online||11 Week Session Oct||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|11 Week Session Oct||25/9/2023||12/10/2023||3/11/2023||10/12/2023|
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- Identify and describe key characteristics of a sociological perspective on health and illness
- Demonstrate knowledge of the social and cultural dimensions of health and illness as experienced by individuals and groups in Australian society;
- Critically analyse contemporary health care issues
- Communicate your knowledge of sociology of health and illness in written form.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HGA135 AND HGE138
|Assessment||Test or quiz (20%)|Examination - take home (40%)|Essay (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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