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Sociology of Health and Illness

Undergraduate | TAS-HGA339 | 2024

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Sociology of Health and Illness

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

    1. Explain key concepts, debates and theoretical approaches relating to the sociology of health and illness.
    2. Apply relevant sociological theories and empirical research findings when discussing contemporary health and illness issues.
    3. Articulate your own position on key debates about health and illness.
    4. Communicate your ideas in written forms, using appropriate sociological language and concepts.

Entry requirements


Conditional requisite: 25 credit points at Introductory level or higher or admission into A1C - Diploma of Creative Arts and Health (TAS-CAH-DIP).

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Teaching Arrangement: Weekly online lectures or equivalent (1.5 hours) and weekly participation in discussion boards and online tutorial (1 hour).

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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