Sociology of Health and Illness

Discuss issues related to health, health inequalities, and disease.

Describe the main theories in the sociology of health and illness. Understand the role of the state and the professions in the management of health. Understand the cultural and societal influences related to the social construction of health. In what ways are social factors involved in determining:

  • The forms of ill health individuals suffer;
  • The experience of illness;
  • The health care individuals suffering from ill health receive?