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ASC206 - Sociology of Health

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

From 2016, this unit will also be offered at Burwood (Melbourne) campus

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:E Eckermann




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:
(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.


Seminar -based assessment (Cloud (online) mode students via CloudDeakin) 20%, assignment 2000 words 40%, closed book examination 40%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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