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This unit explores the sociological perspective of health and illness, and how this perspective applies to human experience and the social distribution of health and health disorders including the institutions that are associated with health care delivery. It involves the interrogation of the biomedical conceptualization of health and illness, the sociological study of health, illness, and health care institutions, as well as the analysis of other significant social experiences and institutions, as a means of understanding human society. The ability to examine the socio-cultural dimension of specific illness and diseases will be focused on by using case studies to initiate critical reflection, discussion and further debate on the importance and relevance of non-biomedical factors in understanding and explaining the aetiology, distribution and sustenance of specific diseases. Modeof Delivery Workload Unit Relationships Prerequisites Chief Examiner Unit Coordinator: Campus: Phone: Email: Office hours: CampusCoordinator Campus: Phone: Email: Office Hours: Tutor(s) Campus: Phone: Email: Consultation hours: On Campus 6 points, SCABand1, 0.125EFTSL PreviouslycodedSCY2050/3050
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and spread of diseases. critical and creative scholars who: a. distribution. health. Class Test Value Due Date 25% Week 7 50% 25% Week 11 Week 12 TeachingApproach The teaching approach for this unit is a 2-hour lecture per week. YourFeedbackto Us Copyright © Monash University 2012. Research Article Review 2. communicate perceptively and effectively AssessmentSummary Assessment Task 1. responsible and effective global citizens who: a. 2 . and acquire a theoretical orientation to explain health disparities and health seeking behaviour and their overall implications on societies. engage in an internationalised world b. students should have a broader conceptualization of medicine. produce innovative solutions to problems b. and illness beyond the biomedical perspective. appreciate the social and cultural dimension of health and illness in explaining the aetiology. All rights reserved. demonstrate ethical values 2. critic and contribute to the subject under consideration.ACADEMICOVERVIEW LearningObjectives On completion of this unit. apply research skills to a range of challenges c. this work may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the host Faculty and School/Department. Feedback Our Feedbackto You Students will receive written comments on their essay. GraduateAttributes Monash prepares its graduates to be: 1. exhibit cross-cultural competence c. Except as provided in the Copyright Act 1968. The lectures are expected to be highly interactive and students are to question. Essay 3.
You will be expected to use the many online materials for your personal readings in preparation for your assignments and examination.edu.html PreviousStudentEvaluationsof this unit If you wish to view how previous students rated this unit. London: Sage Publications Nettleton. Bury.html http://www.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/quality/student-evaluationpolicy. The University’s student evaluation policy requires that every unit is evaluated each year. Field trips N/A Additionalsubjectcosts Cost of key texts – can be purchased at the Monash South Africa Bookshop Examinationmaterialor equipment N/A Copyright © Monash University 2012.monash. One of the key formal ways students have to provide feedback is through SETU.au/about/monash-directions/directions. Sarah (2005) The Sociology of Health and Illness . Except as provided in the Copyright Act 1968.jsp RequiredResources Keytexts Gabe. Mass. Jonathan & Bury. and on student evaluations. 3 . London: Rutledge. RecommendedResources Additional set weekly reading will be placed on reserve in the library. this work may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the host Faculty and School/Department. The feedback is anonymous and provides the Faculty with evidence of aspects that students are satisfied and areas for improvement.: Polity Press. Michael (2004) The Sociology of Health and Illness: A Reader . see: http://www.au/unitevaluations/index.monash. employers and staff. MA: Polity Press.monash.Monash is committed to excellence in education and regularly seeks feedback from students. Sarah (1995) The Sociology of Health and Illness .policy. Mary (2004) Key Concepts in Medical Sociology. Gabe Jonathan. Malden. All rights reserved. Cambridge. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the surveys. Nettleton. Student Evaluation of Teacher and Unit. please go to https://emuapps. Mike & Elston.edu. For more information on Monash’s educational strategy.
UNITSCHEDULE Week 0 Activities Assessment No formal assessment is undertaken in week 0 Topic1:Thesocial patterningof health& illness Reading: Gabe et. 4 . A. (Cambridge: Polity). (2002). 23(3): 263-285 Topic4: Personalexperiencenarratives Reading:Green. Except as provided in the Copyright Act 1968. M. Nettleton. Risk and Society. 4. All rights reserved. 3 – 55.and healthoutcomes Reading: Cotton. Second edition. (2004) Key Concepts in medical Sociology. losing our selves: News media portrayals of human cloning in the wake of Dolly'. (2006) ‘The social construction of medical knowledge’ in The Sociology of Health and Illness.. E. Sian et al (2006) Religion/spirituality and adolescent health Copyright © Monash University 2012. (2001). 'Illness narratives: fact or fiction?' Sociology of Health and Illness. al. medical 'experts' and health technologies'. 71-90. and Griffiths. Pp. Body & Society. 4(2) 273-286. Thompson. London: Sage Publications. 1 2 3 4 5 Topic5: Spirituality. F. 'Replicating our bodies. 8. (2002). Health. 'Narratives of risk: women at midlife. S. this work may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the host Faculty and School/Department. pages 13 to 32. religion. D. Topic3: Illnessnarrativeas a sociologicaltool Reading:Bury. Topic2: Medicalstoriesin the newsand TV Reading:Petersen.
39(7).edu/ policybank/academic/education/asse Examination period Copyright © Monash University 2012. ArticleReview identity. ClassTest SWOT VAC Submissionof Essay 7 8 9 10 11 12 ClassTest No formal assessment is undertaken SWOT VAC LINK to Assessment Policy: http://www. K. 11. Theory. All rights reserved.monash. Topic9: The socioculturalcontextof HIV/AIDS Reading: Danziger. Sociology of health and Illness . N. Topic11: Healthpoliciesandhealthcaredelivery Reading: Lucy Gilson et al (2003) The SAZA study: implementing health financing reform in South Africa and Zambia. Vol. (2001). this work may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the host Faculty and School/Department. 31 – 46.Vol. Health Policy and Planning. (2005) 'Citizenship. Mary (2004) Key Concepts in medical Sociology. 'The politics of life itself'. Journal of Adolescent Health. Topic8: Informationtechnologies Reading:Armstrong.policy. Topic7: Biobanks Submissionof Research Reading:Valentine. Except as provided in the Copyright Act 1968. 17(3): 393 – 404. 2. 5 . blood donation'. Renee (1994)The social impact of HIV/AIDS in developing countries Social Science & Medicine. pp.472-480 6 Topic6: Genetics Reading:Rose. London: Sage. Culture and Society. 113-128. 18(1). pp.outcomes: a review. Bury. D (1995) The rise of surveillance medicine. Body & Society.905917 Topic10: Citizenshipandhealth Reading:Gabe Jonathan.38(4). Pp 242 – 247. 18(6) 1-30. Mike & Elston.
Except as provided in the Copyright Act 1968. Copyright © Monash University 2012. REVIEWOF RESEARCHARTICLE(1000words) You will be requested to review a research article from a list that will be provided in the fourth week and it constitutes 25% of your final mark.11) and it will be 25% of your final mark. Your review is expected to be approximately 1000 words and should answer the following questions: • • • • • What was the research question and what were the researchers trying to explore? What was the research strategy used and how did the researchers obtain their information? What methodological approach did the researchers adopt? What were the researchers’ findings? What theoretical perspectives were utilized in the research and how did they relate to the findings? If you are a level three student. Your research article for review will be given in the 4th week and will be due for submission in the 7th week. that is. All rights reserved. you also need to address these questions • • What were the limitations of the research? What is the key contribution to the sociology of health and illness? Essay (2000 words).html ASSESSMENTREQUIREMENTS AssessmentTasks The class test will consist of multiple-choice and short answer questions based on the set readings and lectures from the indicated weeks (1. You are required to relate a substantive health or medical concern to one of the thematic modules of this unit. this work may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the host Faculty and School/Department. 6 .ssment/assessment-incoursework-policy. enrolled in ATS 3717. Your essay will constitute 50% of your final score.
this work may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the host Faculty and School/Department. limitations or inconsistencies in the concepts you use • Identify countervailing or clashing arguments. Disruptive health technologies 3. you are expected to also: • Discuss the value. improperly digested or well chosen. Narrative 2.Choose a problem. Except as provided in the Copyright Act 1968. critically discuss your chosen substantive concern in relation to one of the following: 1. for example. All rights reserved. properly reviewed and discussed? Examples Are the examples relevant and properly explained? Do the examples confuse or enhance the essay? Argument Does the written work show a high standard of reasoned and substantiated argument? That is. or another one. In your own words. You can choose a concern raised in seminars. evidence and references to make its argument? Is the written work well organised? For the essay. obesity or gender bias. if relevant Preparing your written work What I look for when I mark your work: Address How well does the written work address the topic? Is the review or essay on topic or off the beaten track? Does the written work have qualities of originality and independence of thought? Engagement Does the written work reveal engagement with the literature? Are the sources the bear minimum. does the written work use logic. ‘critically discuss’ means that you need to: • Identify key concepts and authors • Use your chosen substantive concern to demonstrate what you have learned from seminars and your reading • Show that you understand the sociological implications of your chosen substantive concern and related argument If you are enrolled in ATS 3717. are the key themes identified in the beginning and reinforced throughout? Is the argument persuasive? Copyright © Monash University 2012. 7 . challenge or debate in health and medicine. Public health and citizenship For all students.
Do not use footnotes except to record additional information. If no year is identifiable. include this as well. Smith (2002:3) or Smith (nd) • Referencing websites (2): If the author of the words is not readily identifiable. Smith (1988:121) or (Smith 1988:121) Note: A comma after the author’s name is optional i. The ‘in text’ reference must always include the author’s name. A bibliographic citation for a journal article should follow this format: Copyright © Monash University 2012.e. (Currie. paragraphing. 1998:17). 8 . including the author’s name (see below for details). this work may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the host Faculty and School/Department. that is. sentence structure. reference their name in the text as per usual. spelling. e. If a year is identifiable. year of publication and (as necessary) the page number: e. Be aware that the internet is not generally recognised as a legitimate source for academic work. • Referencing websites (1): if the author of the words is identifiable. Only use page numbers if these can be identified. and then put the entire website address in the bibliography. use a footnote in place of an in text reference and list the entire website address at the bottom of the page. You must always use a colon (not a semi-colon) between the year and the page number. • The essay must include a bibliography at the end. Referencing Do the references support the written work? Do the in-text referencing and the reference list adhere to the required formats? Are references to secondary sources avoided? References for the essay: You are expected to read widely and selectively to support your essay. Only use page numbers if these can be identified. This should only include works cited (not those consulted). punctuation.Written expression Do the review and essay meet a high standard of international English? Are quotations and paraphrasing minimised? Punctuation Do the review and the essay show proficiency with regard to the structure of writing. Always list alphabetically. Do not number the references.g. Except as provided in the Copyright Act 1968. All rights reserved. Each lecture has a reference list that provides suggested readings. Mandatory essay requirements: • You must use the Harvard (in text) system of referencing.g. For this essay you should demonstrate knowledge and understanding of between 8 and 12 references. If you still feel you need to quote the words. ask yourself why you must use this website. write ‘nd’.
A bibliographic citation for a TV show should follow this format (title of show/title of episode/ year/director of episode): Malcolm in the Middle. If some of this information is impossible to work out. site address. Connell. year words were written. 9 . Blah. C. J. A bibliographic citation for a film should follow this format (title of film/year it was released/director): Dead Man (1996) Dir. 7. (2002) ‘Flattery will Get Women Everywhere’. • The essay must be typewritten or neatly hand written and double spaced (1. 2002. For example: Currie (1998:17) argues that identity is relational. The Making of Masculinities. R.5 cm on both sides. Nb. B. All rights reserved. A bibliographic citation for a chapter in an edited collection should follow this format: Carrigan. A bibliographic citation for a newspaper article should follow this format: Bone. Or ‘Blah. Blah’ (Currie 1998:17). P. & Lee. (1987) ‘Towards a New Sociology of Masculinity’ in H. London: Polity Press.au/badlook. ‘Reese Cooks’ (2001) Dir.Cheng. this work may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the host Faculty and School/Department. ‘blah. Always include a cover sheet. B. You can either do it this way: Currie (1998:17) argues. Brod (ed.) A bibliographic citation for a book should follow this format: Connell. T. If the journal article was obtained from an electronic source. Jeff Melman. (1989) ‘Marginalised Masculinities and Hegemonic Masculinity: An Introduction’. blah’. Further Information for Referencing Correctly: • The correct format for ‘in text’ referencing is: author. (1995) Masculinities. www. The Age 8 June. Except as provided in the Copyright Act 1968. list what you can. 3: 295-315.W. name of piece.). • Essays which are not set out according to these guidelines will be returned for correction before being marked. • If the idea or words you are drawing on come from a specific page or pages in an author’s work – always put this in the reference. do not list the website from which it was downloaded. Leave a margin of at least 2. Copyright © Monash University 2012. A bibliographic citation for a website should follow this format (author. Journal of Men’s Studies. • Always keep a copy of your essay. (NB. Accessed on January 15.boganhousecentral. (1997) ‘Classy Mullet Haircuts’. Boston: Allen and Unwin.5 spacing is acceptable).com. year and page number. Jim Jarmusch. date you accessed the site): Mongrel. blah.html.
‘measuring stick’. Useful Essay Style Tips (follow these for a better mark): • You are strongly encouraged to write in the first person. It never looks good.. the reader cannot tell which are your words/ideas and which belong to someone else. (The milk belongs to the cat.: It’s about time (i. e. it’s. Otherwise. • Don’t have a sentence in which the only words belong to another author. • Only use the year without a page number/s when you are talking in very general terms about a person’s work. The marker can count. • Don’t use informal or colloquial speech: ‘shy away from’. there is no need to list the chapter or pages you consulted.e. It’s means ‘it is’. ‘Here we have an example of’. • It’s and its are different. ‘identity is relational. Also. it is about time). Try this: Copyright © Monash University 2012. it is the 1970s and the 1890s not the 1970’s and the 1890’s.) • Always prof (oops) proof read! You will get a better mark. meaning that is not inside a person but that it inheres in the relations between a person and others’. 10 . whereas ‘its’ is a possessive pronoun. Except as provided in the Copyright Act 1968. this work may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the host Faculty and School/Department.: ‘Identity is relational. Each and every idea. ‘I would argue … ’ • Don’t number references in your bibliography. word or phrase borrowed from another source must be acknowledged at the point it appears in your essay. • Don’t use informal language like: Don’t. you’re. Not Currie (1998) suggests. An academic essay is a piece of formal writing. e. • In no circumstances is it permissible to only put a reference at the end of the paragraph in the hope that this ‘covers’ all the ideas expressed in that paragraph. they’d. meaning that is not inside a person but that it inheres in the relations between a person and others’. All rights reserved. meaning that is not inside a person but that it inheres in the relations between a person and others’ (Currie 1998:17). ‘identity is relational. The cat suspected that the dog had spiked its milk with cheap vodka. Use whole words.g.g. etc.Or Currie (1998:17) suggests. For example: Currie (1998) discusses the importance of storytelling in relation to identity. • When referring to decades as a noun. List the entire book or journal article.
Submitting your written work Handing-in policy: Written work should be submitted before 5pm on the stated due date.Currie (1998:17) suggests.edu. For example: In this essay. The coversheet is accessible via the Monash portal page located at http://my. • Never include the lecturer’s words unless s/he has specifically told you where the words come from.monash. Assignmentsubmission Copyright © Monash University 2012. • Never just string quotes and paraphrases together. As suggested earlier. • In your bibliography only include the books and articles which you cite and have read yourself. • Don’t use phrases like: Hopefully I will.” Examination(s) This unit has no formal written examination. All submitted work must be accompanied with the approved discipline. I’ll try. meaning that is not inside a person but that it inheres in the relations between a person and others’. Always add your own touch. I demonstrate how masculinity is in crisis. Assignment coversheet: All assignments will need to be submitted with a coversheet. 11 . This is the Australian convention. Be decisive in your writing. • Use ‘I’ instead of ‘we’. ‘identity is relational. All rights reserved. The reader isn’t the author. Except as provided in the Copyright Act 1968. For example: In this essay. I explore how masculinity is in crisis.au under the heading “Learning and teaching tools. meaning that is not inside a person but that it inheres in the relations between a person and others’ (Currie 1998:17). Students MUST retain a hard copy of all work submitted. • Put the full stop at the end of the sentence. ‘identity is relational. this work may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the host Faculty and School/Department. Don’t include works cited by others.
Technology Analysis & Strategic Management. 3. All rights reserved. Bharadwaj. Drotar.edu. Journal of Adolescent Health. Extensionsand penalties The Faculty of Arts policies can be found at: http://www.L. N. Zebracki. Risk and Society. UK . pp.au/policy-bank/policies/extension-policy. this work may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the host Faculty and School/Department.php Returning assignments Resubmissionof assignments In this unit resubmission of assignments is not allowed. 2.monash. 1. P. Critical Public Health. 237-250. pages 11-24. 12. and Gabe. Copyright © Monash University 2012. Ettorre. which you can access via links in the my. The coversheet is accessible via the Monash portal page located at http://my.A. Webster ed.au/policy-bank/policies/late-assessment-submission. 305-324. A and Worwood.monash portal. (2002) 'A social science framework for the analysis of health technology regulation: the risk and benefits of innovative pharmaceuticals in a comparative context'. Health. (1999) Sociological perspectives on the new genetics.au under the heading ‘Learning and teaching tools. 'A critical look at the new genetics: conceptualising the links between reproduction. (2002).php http://www. Sian. Rosenthal.monash. Dickenson. Referencingrequirements Abraham. New Technologies in health care: Challenge.38(4). Malden: Blackwell. Religion/spirituality and adolescent health outcomes: a review. Vol. Palgrave: Houndmills. Susan L. M.’ Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.arts. Assignments are returned in class or at a time arranged by the lecturer. Conrad. Except as provided in the Copyright Act 1968. Cotton. Kathy.472-480.. 12 . Prior. D (2007) Property in the body : feminist perspectives (Cambridge. Atkinson. Joel. J.edu. and Michael..arts. Clarke.. change and innovation. New York : Cambridge University Press). P.HardCopySubmission: Assignments must include a cover sheet. Tsevat.monash. M (2006) ‘The genetic iceberg: risk and uncertainty’ in A. Brown. (2003) 'A Sociology of Expectations: Retrospecting Prospects and Prospecting Retrospects'. Dennis (2006). E. J. gender and bodies'.edu. OnlineSubmission: If electronic Submission has been approved for your unit. 15. please submit your work vie the VLE site for this unit. 3-18. 4.
. Culture & Society. and Petersen. C. Economy and Society. Parsons. N. (2007) The politics of life itself: biomedicine. NJ. 195-217. S. (2001) The politics of life itself. Princeton. I. N. power and subjectivity in the twenty-first century. Sarah (2005) The Sociology of Health and Illness. New York: Routledge. Michael (2004) The Sociology of Health and Illness: A Reader. Daedalus. N. 81-95. Theory. Rose. Lucy Gilson. E and Atkinson. Sarah (1995) The Sociology of Health and Illness.M. Bury and J Gabe eds The sociology of health and illness. and Rose.83(4). London: sage. change and innovation. Princeton University Press. Fall.: Polity Press. Cambridge. Novas.274(6) Rabinow. Bury. Ndola. Mass. pages 82-94. Emma (2005) Private sector. Prata. New Technologies in health care: Challenge. 02. London: Sage Publications Gabe. Bury. P. Gabe. Nettleton. Palgrave: Houndmills. A. Nettleton. Kerr. 29. (2004) ‘Lay constructions of genetic risk’ in M. 485-513. (2000). BioSocieties. Malden. A. 18(1). Vol. Chris Mwikisa and Stephen Thomas (2003) The SAZA study: implementing health financing reform in South Africa and Zambia Health Policy and Planning . pages 40-53. Jefferys. p. A and Franklin. human resources and health franchising in Africa. Di McIntyre.J. (2004) ‘Geneticization’ in Key concepts in medical sociology. (2008) Biobanks: governance in comparative perspective (London: Routledge). P. London: Rutledge. Sally Lake. and Elston. All rights reserved. uncertainty and communication in the context of new genetic technologies’ in A. Routledge: London. Jonathan & Bury. 'Genetic risk and the birth of the somatic individual'. 13 . Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 1-30. Jane Doherty. eds. Kerr.Gabe Jonathan. Hacking. (2006) 'Biopower Today'. (2006) ‘Genetic ambivalence: expertise. this work may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the host Faculty and School/Department. 1. 18(6). Mary (2004) Key Concepts in medical Sociology. 4. Montagu. Dominic. Copyright © Monash University 2012. (2004) Genetics and society: a sociology of disease.(Policy and Practice). pages 150-155. MA: Polity Press. Gottweis. Mike & Elston. H. Rose. Except as provided in the Copyright Act 1968. and Rose. 31 – 46. N. M. (2006) 'Genetics and the future of identity'. Webster ed.
(2003) 'The practice of medical technology'.au/policy-bank/academic/education/index. (2007) Genetics. (2007) The politics of life itself: biomedicine. (2007) Health. (2006) ‘Cultural politics and human embryonic stem cell science’ in A. • Orientation and Transition. Leiden: Cambridge University Press. Except as provided in the Copyright Act 1968. New Technologies in health care: Challenge. Palgrave: Houndmills.edu. Timmermans. 113-128. OTHERINFORMATION Policies Monash has educational policies. NJ. 25. Silver Anniversary Issue. 11. procedures and guidelines. (2005) 'Citizenship. M. N. which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards. K.Rose. Valentine. pages 211-223. identity. power and subjectivity in the twenty-first century.monash. 97-114. Salter. and to provide advice on how they might uphold them. health care and public policy: an introduction to public health genetics. change and innovation. Webster ed. this work may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the host Faculty and School/Department. A. All rights reserved. Webster. Princeton. A. technology & society: A sociological critique (Houndmills: Palgrave). 14 . Sociology of Health and Illness. 2. B. Body & Society. Stewart. and • Academic and Administrative Complaints and Grievances Policy StudentServices Copyright © Monash University 2012. You can find Monash’s Education Policies at: http://policy. blood donation'. and Berg. S.html Key educational policies include: • Plagiarism • Assessment in Coursework Programs • Special Consideration • Grading Scale • Discipline: Student Policy • Academic Calendar and Semesters. Princeton University Press.
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