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SY3010 - Sociology of Health and Medicine

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Subject content as for SY2010.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply a critical sociological approach to assessment of current issues in the health area;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which health, illness and inequalities in health status are socially constructed;
  • describe and analyse the relationships between health professionals, patients/consumers, governments, business and other interest groups;
  • distinguish between various social theories as they are applied to the analysis of health and health care systems.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
SY2010

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.