Subject Code & Title: Sociology Of Health
Assessment Type : Assignment
Word Count : 1500 WORDS
This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the
following module learning outcomes:
LO 1 Describe main theories in sociology of health and illness.
LO 2 Understand the role of the state and the professions in the management of health.
LO 3 Understand the cultural and societal influences related to the social construction of health.
LO 4 Understand the concept of the sick role and its role in the management of health and illness.
Sociology Of Health Assignment – UK.
Write an essay of 1500 words (+/-10%) which answers the following question:
In what ways are social factors involved in determining:
ADDRESS ALL 3 ISSUES IN YOUR ESSAY
1. The forms of ill health individuals suffer? -discuss TWO social divisions:
GENDER and CLASS in your answer.
2.The experience of illness? -Make sure you discuss the SICK ROLE in your answer. And
3.The health care individuals suffering ill health receive.? -Make sure you discuss the role of the state and health care professionals in the organisation and delivery of health care in your answer.
Why are you writing the essay?
What will be covered in essay?
-briefly introduce the topic and outline your key ideas
-in short introduce to the reader what your essay will be about, discuss why this specific concept was chosen and how will discuss this (e.g. using key theorists like Parson, etc.)