Major sociological theoretical perspectives on health and illness are: functionalism and Weberianism.
Students should write a 1500-word essay on the following topic:
Major sociological theoretical perspectives on health and illness are: functionalism and Weberianism. Compare and contrast them and discuss briefly how concepts from the two theories you have chosen contribute to the knowledge of health practitioners.
|Preparation||Students should read widely prior to completing the essay. This includes all required readings but should move beyond these to include some other sources. A bibliography is available on Learnline to help you with this process. For any essay of this length you will need to include 7-10 references. Majority of the references (5-7) should be based on journal articles, books, book chapters and peer reviewed papers. You can use websites but citations from Wikipedia are unacceptable.|
|Presentation||The essay should be submitted typed, 12 font in Times New Roman, Arial or similar easy to read font and allow sufficient margin space to allow for written comments.|
|Assessment criteria||Demonstrated understanding of appropriate sociological theories, concepts and frameworks
Application of sociological theories and concepts to critique the issues related to good health, ill health and/or the health care system
Critical reflection on the key ideas and concepts within your chosen question
Evidence of wide reading
Adherence to academic conventions of essay writing (e.g. APA referencing; writing style)