This module introduces students to key contemporary debates within sociology of health and illness. It provides students with the opportunity to explore the parameters of the sociology of health and illness through a focus on theoretical perspectives and empirical material. It also equips students with an understanding of the ethical debates which underpin decision making in relation to health and illness. The module focuses on medical `knowledge? and lay perspectives, concepts of lifestyles and risk, the centrality of the body to contemporary debates and the medicalisation of everyday life, death and dying. The material and gendered circumstances in which different lives are lived and intersected by social class, culture, `race? and age will provide an important backdrop to the module

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SOCI6009 Sociology of Health and Illness Semester 2 12/02/2024 15:28:32