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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
2301046082012 Sociology Of Health: Health And illness 927001 1 2 7
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Health and illness in modern society are differently perceived from those in pre-modern society. Today, they are in a considerable transition in globalising world. This course aims at understanding social dimensions of health and illness and earning sociological and critical perspectives which help to comprehend ongoing discussions of health, illness and healthcare system.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assis.Prof.Dr. Miki Him
Learning Outcomes
  1. Tıp, sağlık, hastalık konularına sosyolojik bakış açısı ile bakılabilecektir
  2. Tıp, sağlık, hastalık kavramlarının tarihsel toplumsal alandaki değişim ve dönüşüm dinamikleri bilinecektir
  3. Sağlık sosyolojinin kavramsal ve kuramsal alanına hakimiyet sağlanmış olacaktır
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
01→ Toplumbilim Sayı 13 Sağlık Sosyolojisi Özel Sayısı Temmuz 200102→ Cirhinlioğlu, Zafer 2010 Sağlık Sosyolojisi. Nobel Yayın Dağıtım.03→ Berek, İlker 1999 Sınıf, Sağlık, Eşitlik. Sorun Yayınları.04→ Sen, Amartya 2004 Özgürlükle Kalkınma. Ayrıntı Yayınları.05→Adak, Nurşen Özçelik 2002 Sağlık Sosyolojisi Kadın ve Kentleşme. Birey Yayıncılık.06→ Keyder, Çağlar ve Ark. 2007 Avrupa'da ve Türkiye'de Sağlık Politikaları. İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları.07→ Ulutaş, Çağla Ünlütürk 2011 Türkiye'de Sağlık Emek Sürecinin Dönüşümü, Notabene Yayınları. 08→ Taylor, Steve and Field, David (eds.) 2003 Sociology of Health and Health Care. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
In the first weeks, we examine sociological approaches of health and illness. In the later weeks, we explore the issues of health inequality and health sector reforms in Turkey and the other countries which are discussed heatedly both in the media and among scholars in recent years. Students are required to submit a summary of an assigned article weekly. In the first half of class, a student presents a summary of a week’s reading and a lecturer provides further accounts by addtional sources. In the latter half of class, we discuss about the subject of a week on the basis of a reading material and a lecture. Students are also required to conduct a research about a subject which they choose from the topics discussed in the course.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
2.Sociological approaches of health and illness
3.Sick role
4.Doctor-patient relationship
5.Health, culture and lifestyles
6.Illness and Stigma
7.Midterm exam
8.Health, class and poverty
9.Health and gender
10.Health and race/ethnicity
11.The Rise and "fall" of modern medicine
12.Global health sector reform
13.Health sector reform in Turkey
14.Student presentation
15.Student presentation
16.Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination150
Attending Lectures165
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination5050
Report Preparation1010
Report Presentation1515
Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Writing Paper31030
Self Study157105