ASC206 - Sociology of Health


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:






Incompatible with:

ASC209, ASC236, ASC306, ASC309, ASC336

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit involves an exploration of health across multiple dimensions. It examines the social forces that shape health and well-being, the assumptions underpinning health policy and practice, and their implications for public health. The unit includes a focus on the social patterns of health and illness, which involves describing and explaining the differences between major social groups. The unit also addresses social groups in healthcare, focussing on the development and current roles of several major occupational groups in the healthcare system. Social issues in healthcare, which provides a sociological perspective on a range of pressing health issues, is also a focus of this unit

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