10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module will introduce students to social science approaches to health and illness. It will examine the inter-relationship between health, illness, disease and society through lectures, group work and seminars. The topics covered in the module include: introducing concepts of health illness from sociological and psychological perspectives, health and illness across the life cycle, changing patterns of health and illness and debates about the role of medicine and medical professionals in contemporary societies. 

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Staff Contact: Lisa Bell
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Fieldwork, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Nursing and Midwifery):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK