SOCI243-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Sociology of Health and Medicine

15 points
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

Claire Gray


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Tutorials and Lectures 10% Participation in tutorials and lectures
Reflective Journal 20 Aug 2018 10% Reflective journal 1
Reflective journal 08 Oct 2018 10% Reflective journal 2
Eposter presentations 14 Sep 2018 5%
Policy Paper 01 Oct 2018 25%
Take-home exam 29 Oct 2018 40% Exam will be posted at 5pm on Fri 19th October 2018.

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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