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ATS3735

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Vaughn Higgins

Notes

Previously coded SCY3806

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to sociological understandings of health and illness. The first section looks at the social production and patterning of health and illness, and provides a critique of the contemporary focus on health promotion. The middle section engages with recent sociological analyses of issues related to gender, the body, the illness experience and mental illness. The third section provides an understanding of the social organisation of health care with a focus on the role of scientific medicine. The ways in which both occupational groupings and patients have sought to challenge medical dominance are also examined.

Assessment

Assignment one (1000 words): 25%
Assignment two (1500 words): 35%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Vaughn Higgins

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Sociology

Prerequisites

Two second-year sociology units

Prohibitions

ATS2735, GSC2206, GSC3216, SCY2806, SCY3806