Courses & Units

Sociology of Health and Illness HGA239

Hobart

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Introduction

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, expert and public knowledges 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. 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.

Summary

Unit name Sociology of Health and Illness
Unit code HGA239
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Dr Emily Hansen (Hbt & Distance)

Teaching staff

Dr Emily Hansen (Hbt & Distance)

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 090301

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

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

HGA229, HGA329, HGE232, HGE332, HGA139, HGA135

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On campus:  1.5hr online lecture weekly, 1hr tutorial fortnightly, 1hr seminar fortnightly (web-dependent)

Off campus/distance: 1.5 online lecture weekly, Discussion forum contributions

Assessment

Reflective piece (1500 words) (30%)

Essay (2500 words) (40%)

Online exam (30%)

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Textbooks

Required

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Recommended

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