An examination of health and wellbeing from a sociological perspective, linking individual experiences to social structure and uncovering health inequalities across the lifecourse.
Health is an essential part of society. This paper takes a sociological approach to health and wellbeing by examining social models of health and health inequalities, as well as the health-related implications of current issues such as social media and housing. Students of all majors are invited to take this paper. The course is internally-assessed, and for the assessment students will choose a health issue as the focus of a report that will uncover patterns in New Zealand society.
|Paper title||Health and Society|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2023 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$955.05|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- (SOCI 101 or SOCI 102 or SOCI 103) or 54 points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited with SOCI204 taken in 2019 or 2020.
- More information link
View more information on Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology's website.
- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott
- Paper Structure
100% internally assessed.
- Teaching Arrangements
Two-hour lecture and one-hour tutorial per week.
Academic articles will be available through the Library's e-Reserve.
Government reports are available online.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy,
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Apply sociological theory and knowledge to health and health systems.
- Compare aspects of health across social groups.
- Demonstrate understanding of health sociology through written and oral communication.