Postgraduate Course: Sociology of Health and Illness (PUHR11026)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course introduces sociological perspectives on health, illness and the practice of public health. Key themes include the social patterning health and illness, risk, surveillance and health, lay and expert knowledge, constructions of health and illness, the media and health, and new technologies and health.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 16,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Seminar presentation (20%) and one assignment of 2,500 words (80%).
|No Exam Information
| Students will develop an understanding of different sociological perspectives and be able to evaluate the strengths and weakness of different theories.
They will learn to examine key concepts and approaches in public health from a critical sociological perspective, developing their awareness of issues regarding the production and distribution of power and knowledge.
They learn to link individual experiences of health and illness with social forces, group dynamics, and the social construction of normality.
|Course organiser||Dr Jeni Harden
Tel: (0131 6)50 6991
|Course secretary||Mr Stuart Mallen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3227
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