RSO-33806 Social Dimensions of Health and Bodily Care

Course

Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Lecture16
Tutorial12
Independent study
Thesis
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. BB Bock
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. BB Bock
dr. HHS Moerbeek
Examiner(s)dr. ir. BB Bock
dr. HHS Moerbeek

Language of instruction:

English

Assumed knowledge on:

RSO-10306 Sociology and RSO-12806 Eating, Customs and Health.

Contents:

This course considers how societies impact people's health and their bodies against the background of three sociological themes (social enequality, social cohesion and ratrionalisation). By discussing classical and recent studies, the aim is to develop a critical understanding of the interrelationships between health, society and health care.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- explain, summarize and apply knowledge of various social-scientific perspectives on health and human bodies;
- contrast different topics in the domain of health and the body, by applying different social-scientific perspectives on health and human bodies;
- assess and critique (indicating strengths and weaknesses) various social-scientific perspectives on health and human bodies.

Activities:

- lectures;
- literature study;
- discussion groups;
- group assignment.

Examination:

- group assignment (25%);
- written exam with open questions (75%).
Each component needs a minimum mark of 5.5 to pass.

Literature:

Shilling c. (2012), The body and social theory, London: Sage publications, 3rd ed., ISBN 978-0-85702-533-3.

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Restricted Optional for: MCSApplied Communication ScienceMScB: Health and Society5MO