* 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).
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.
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%)
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.