To develop an understanding of the Social Model of health and the sociological critique of the bio-medical approach to public health.

4HW098 - The Sociology of Health and Illness

Assignment 1:A 500-word Case Study applying the Social Model of Health 

Weighting: 25% of Total Module Mark

Submit to Canvas on Tuesday 25th October 2022 by 2pm

Case Study guide

1) Choose one person (your ‘case’) to write about.This could be yourself,someone you know (anonymized), or a hypothetical person. Provide a biographical outline of the person – e.g.key aspects of their social  identity (e.g. age, gender, education, family, social background, major life experiences).(100 words)

To develop an understanding of the Social Model of health and the sociological critique of the bio-medical approach to public health.

2) Using bullet-points as sub-headings, outline key social influences (e.g. gender, age, ethnicity, family, income, occupation, diet, education, social environment) that have shaped and currently shape this person’s physical mental and social health. (300 words)

3) Conclusion – summarize this person’s overall health status.Identify which social factors you consider to be the most positive and most negative influences on their health (100 words)

NB No references are required for this assignment.The aim of this assignment is to explore the Sociological Imagination

(and to apply it to a ‘real’ person) using a reflective,personal,‘in your own words’ approach.

This could be yourself,someone you know (anonymized), or a hypothetical person.

Provide a biographical outline of the person – e.g.key aspects of their social  identity.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome1

To develop an understanding of the Social Model of health and the sociological critique of the bio-medical approach to public health.

 

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