SOCI243-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Sociology of Health and Medicine

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


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.


Any 15 points at 100 level from ANTH or
SOCI, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.



Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Eng Core 129 Meeting Room
1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Course Coordinator

Karyn Stewart


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay One 25%
Essay Two 35%
Journal 15% Reflective Journal
Reflective journal 15%
Participation 10% Lectures and tutorials

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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 .

All SOCI243 Occurrences

  • SOCI243-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021