Faculty of Arts


SOCIOL 333

Sociology of Health and Medicine


Description

This course considers social dimensions of health, illness, and medicine in New Zealand and internationally.

Specific topics to be addressed include:

  • social distribution of disease (by gender, income, ethnicity);
  • social production of disease;
  • social construction of illness;
  • patient experiences;
  • social construction of treatment practices;
  • social organization of medicine; 
  • alternative visions of healthcare.
By the end of the course students will be empowered to think critically about disease prevalence, health policy, and the care they receive.

Availability 2012

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Manuel Vallee

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

SOCIOL 333: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II in Sociology, or SOCSCIPH 200


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