Society, Culture and Health
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- 25 Sep 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Identify and describe key characteristics of a sociological perspective on health and illness.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the social and cultural dimensions of health and illness as experienced by individuals and groups in Australian society.
- Critically analyse contemporary health care issues.
- Communicate your knowledge of sociology of health and illness in written form.
- Refer to Mylo for study topics
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HGA138: Society Culture and Health explores the ways in which social and cultural factors and power relations shape the distribution of health and illness and experiences of health and illness in contemporary Australia. The subject will help you to develop critical thinking skills and provide an understanding of the role of social and cultural factors in health and illness related issues such as health inequality, wellness, alternative medicine, chronic illness and cosmetic surgery.
- Test or Quiz (20%)
- Take Home Exam (40%)
- Essay (40%)
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