This unit introduces you to areas of psychology and sociology relevant to health and wellbeing and is an important component of your professional degrees. The unit aims to develop a 'sociological imagination', which is a quality of mind that will be used to prompt you to question common-sense assumptions regarding health and wellbeing. You will also gain familiarity with some key areas of contemporary psychology. The unit will introduce you to tools which will be useful for understanding and practicing in health and wellbeing, by helping you to understand the lives of those people you will help through your work.
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
Sociology in-class test (20%), Psychology group class presentation (20%), Weekly quizzes on Sociology and Psychology (10%), 2-hr end of semester exam (Sociology and Psychology) (50%)
Germov, J (2018), BACH1161 Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology , Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
BACH1130 or BACH1132 or BACH1133 or BACH1134 or BACH1161 or BACH1165