Sociology of Health
University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5
Hours & Credits
Student will become familiar with social patterns of health & illness.
Student will be introduced to various theoretical perspectives on health
Students will understand what the determinants of health/illness are.
Students will acquire a knowledge for some of the health issues in South Africa
Students will become familiar with the impact of gender relations on health
Issues such as adolescent health and obesity will also be discussed
An examination of determinants of and theoretical perspectives on health
An examination of health and health issues in South Africa context
Poverty and its alleviation
Impact of obesity on health
Breakdown of Learning Time:
Contact with lecturer / tutor: 42 hours, two lectures per week
Assignments and tasks: 26 hours
Assessment: 2 hours
Practicals: 0, 1 tutorial per week
Self study: 30 hours
Total Learning Time: 100
Method of Student Assessment:
Assignments, tests, tutorial 60%
Assessment Module type: CFA
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.