Unit will be taught on the following dates: Nov 14-19, Nov 21-26, Dec 5-10
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.
|Unit name||Society, Culture and Health|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts and Law
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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Three weeks (Nov 14-19, Nov 21-26, Dec 5-10)
Each week consists of: up to 3 hours of lectures, 3 hours of other material (readings & online clips), and regular participation in MyLo discussion forums. There is a quiz at the end of each week.
Online Quizzes (40%); 1500 word essay (30%); take home exam (30%)
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