SOCI243-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Sociology of Health and Medicine

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


This course explores sociological ways of thinking about health and medicine. Focusing on health institutions, people's experiences within the health system, and different ways of constructing health and illness, we will look at inequalities and health, mental health, disabilities, chronic illness, and complementary medicine, amongst other topics. Students will engage in a policy project and will gain a broad understanding of the Aotearoa New Zealand health scene. Students will also have an opportunity to think about health and illness in relation to their own lives.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


15 points of SOCI or ANTH at 100 level; OR HLTH101; OR 45 points in related subjects with the approval of the Head of Department.



Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 James Logie 104 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 140 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 14 Oct

Course Coordinator

Anne Scott


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Tutorials and Lectures 10%
Reflective Journal 08 Apr 2016 10% Due at 4pm 8 April 2016
Reflective journal 03 Jun 2016 10% Due at 4pm Friday 3 June
Eposter presentations 5% Takes place 3 May 2016
Eposter presentations 20 May 2016 25% Due 20 May 2016 at 4pm
Take-home exam 12 Jun 2015 40% Distributed 27/5/2016 Due: 4/6/2016

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 15 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

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