Mental Health and Society
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- 25 Oct 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of the sociology of mental health, especially the way in which mental distress impacts upon specific social groupings;
- independently identify and analyse the forces that impact on how we understand and respond to mental health problems, with the ability to communicate this effectively to others;
- apply and integrate theoretical and conceptual knowledge in relation to mental health issues; and
- demonstrate proficiencies and apply skills in research and written analysis.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Criminology To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject provides students with a broad ranging introduction to sociological accounts of mental health. In particular, this subject provides a social context for mental health, which moves beyond individualistic accounts of mental health and bio-medical understandings of mental disorder, to examine how mental health is socially defined and responded to as a social problem. Mental health is examined in relation to areas such as social class, race and ethnicity, and gender and sexuality.
Assessment 1 Quiz: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 2 Essay: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 3 Take Home Exam: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Take Home Exam - 2 hrs 15 mins (45%)
Current study term: 24 Oct 21 to 04 Feb 22
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