SOCI243-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Sociology of Health and Medicine

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


This course explores sociological ways of thinking about health and medicine. Focusing on health institutions, people's experiences within the health system, and different ways of constructing health and illness, we will look at inequalities and health, mental health, disabilities, chronic illness, and complementary medicine, amongst other topics. Students will engage in a policy project and will gain a broad understanding of the Aotearoa New Zealand health scene. Students will also have an opportunity to think about health and illness in relation to their own lives.


Any 15 points at 100 level from ANTH or SOCI, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.



Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 F1 Lectorial (21/2)
Ernest Rutherford 140 (28/2)
Jack Erskine 340 (6/3)
Jack Erskine 101 (13/3-27/3, 24/4-29/5)
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 340
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Shinya Uekusa


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Seminar participation 10% Throughout semester
Community service learning (20 hours) 15% Throughout semester
Essay 25% Sociological analysis of health inequality - 2000 words
Reflection paper 10% Interactions with health professionals - 500 words
Final project paper 40% 3000 words

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 15 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

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