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ASC206 - Sociology of Health

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Enrolment modes:

(G, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 2

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:E Eckermann
Incompatible with: ASC209, ASC309, ASC236, ASC336, ASC306
Contact hours:

1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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:
(i) Social patterns of health and illness, which focuses on describing and providing explanations for the differences between major social groups;
(ii) Social groups in health care, which focuses on the development and current roles of several major occupational groups in the health care system; and
(iii) Social issues in health care, which provides a sociological perspective on a range of pressing health issues.


Tutorial-based assessment (off campus students via CloudDeakin) 20%, assignment 2000 words 40%, closed book examination 40%.

Unit Fee Information

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