Free Electives

Modul GW3260-KP04

Sociology of health (SodGH)


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:

each winter semester
Credit points:

Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Bachelor Interdisciplinary Courses for health sciences (optional subject), Interdisciplinary modules, Arbitrary semester
  • Bachelor Interdisciplinary Courses (optional subject), Interdisciplinary modules, Arbitrary semester
Classes and lectures:
  • Sociology of health (seminar, 2 SWS)
  • 30 Hours in-classroom work
  • 90 Hours private studies
Contents of teaching:
  • Explanatory approaches and concepts of health and disease
  • Social construct of health and illness
  • Social and cultural influences on health opportunities and disease risks
  • Social determinants of health and health care
  • Lifelong perspectives on health
  • Health from a Gender Perspective
  • Media construction of health
  • The students can describe different social science explanatory models of health and illness
  • Students can reflect and critically analyze the social and socio-cultural causes and contexts of health and illness and their unequal distribution in society
  • The students can explain and analyze health risk constellations as well as the conditions under which socially unequal health opportunities arise over the course of a lifetime.
  • Students can critically discuss the influence of social media on health.
  • Students reflect on their own understanding of health and illness against the background of social science theories and models.
Grading through:
  • continuous, successful participation in course, >80%
Responsible for this module:
  • Prof. Dr. phil. Dipl.-Soz. Katja Götz
  • Prof. Dr. phil. Dipl.-Soz. Katja Götz
  • Hehlmann T, Schmidt-Semisch H, Schorb F.: Soziologie der Gesundheit - UVK Verlag, München 2018
  • Paul B, Schmidt-Semisch H.: Risiko Gesundheit. Über Risiken und Nebenwirkungen der Gesundheitsgesellschaft - VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden 2010
  • Richter M, Hurrelmann K.: Soziologie von Gesundheit und Krankheit - VS Springer, Wiesbaden 2016
  • Richter M, Hurrelmann K.: Gesundheitliche Ungleichheit. Grundlagen, Probleme, Perspektiven - VS Verlag für Sozialwisschenschaften 2006
  • Franke A.: Modelle von Gesundheit und Krankheit - Verlag Hans Huber, Bern 2006
  • German and English skills required

Prerequisites for attending the module:
- None

Prerequisites for the exam:
Holding a lecture and group work.

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