Iscuss the role that culture plays in constructing beliefs around health and illness, using examples to illustrate your understanding

Course title: Introduction to Theories and concepts of Health

Assessment Criteria:
Students are asked to write a 1,500 word essay assignment


. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of culture and its characteristics

a? Demonstrate knowledge of why culture is studied

a? Demonstrate ability to use relevant health and illness examples to show the relationship between culture and health and illness

a? Demonstrate capability to explore and analyse any reasons for applying the study of culture to health and illness beliefs

a? Demonstrate ability to write clearly and show understanding of cultureas contribution to health studies

a? Indicative Reading List:

a? Dyson S and Brown, B 2006 Social Theory and Applied Research Maidenhead Open University Press
a? Kennedy P and Kennedy, C A 2010 Using Theory to Explore Health, Medicine and Health Bristol Policy Press
a? De maio F 2009 Health & Social Theory Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan
a? Yuill C Crinson I and Duncan E 2010 Key Concepts in Health Studies London Sage
a? Gabe J Bury M and Elston M A 2004 Key Concepts in Medical Sociology London Sage
a? White K 2009 An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness (2nd edn) London Sage
a? Barry M A and Yuill C 2008 Understanding the Sociology of Health An Introduction (2nd ed) London Sage
a? Bradbury H 2012 Medicine Health and Society London Sage
a? Hilary G 2009 Understanding Health Inequalities (2nd edn) Maidenhead Open University Press
a? Bartley M 2004 Health Inequality An Introduction to Theories, Concepts and Methods Cambridge Polity Press
a? Asthana S. and Halliday J 2006 What Works in Tackling Health Inequalities? Pathways Policies and Practice Through the Lifecourse Bristol Policy Press
a? Dowler E and Spencer N 2007 Challenging Health Inequalities From Acheson to Choosing Health Bristol Policy Press
a? Wilkinson R and Pickett K 2009 The Spirit Level Why Equality is Better for Everyone London Penguin
a? Hilary G 2007 Unequal Lives Health and Socioeconomic Inequalities Maidenhead Open University Press
a? Babones S J 2009 Social Inequality and Public Health Bristol Policy Press
a? Salway S Platt L Chowbey P Harriss K and Bayliss E 2007 Long-Term Ill Health, Poverty and Ethnicity. York Joseph Rowntree Foundation (1995-health-ethnicity-poverty.pdf)
a? Annandale E and Hunt K 2000 Gender Inequalities in Health Buckingham Open University Press 11