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ASC206 - Sociology of Health

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Liz Eckerman





Incompatible with:

ASC209, ASC236, ASC306, ASC309, ASC336

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The basic aim of the unit is to show that social factors have a significant role both in the incidence of health and illness, and in the delivery of health care services.

Major sections are:

  1. Social patterns of health and illness, which focuses on describing and providing explanations for the differences between major social groups
  2. Social groups in health care, which focuses on the development and current roles of several major occupational groups in the health care system
  3. Social issues in health care, which provides a sociological perspective on a range of pressing health issues


Class/Online Exercises, 20%

Essay, 40%, 2000 words

Test, 40%

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