Sociology of Health

Sociology of Health

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Access to H E Diploma Nursing, Midwifery & Health Studies

Assignment Brief

 

Unit title(s):SOCIOLOGYof HEALTH
Unit Code:QU007094 Unit Credit:6 Unit Level:3 Graded:Yes
Learner Name: Student ID: Grp:
Tutor/Assessor: Les Clensy Assignment Issued Date: 29th March 2018
Tutor/Assessor Email: les.clensy@waltham.ac.uk Final Submission Date:
Internal Verifier: Colin Johnson I.V of Assignment Brief Date:

 

Assessment Type Description of Assessment Task Additional Guidance Criteria and Grade Descriptors Submission Date Resubmission

Date

(2 weeks after submission date)

 

Task 1:

Essay:

2000 words

 

 

 

 

 

 

Task 2:

Presentation

 

Various reports have shown the extent to which ill-health and death are unequally distributed among the population of Britain.

 

Explain what is meantby thisand evaluate different ways in which sociologists have attempted to explain such inequalities.

 

 

 

Research and prepare a PRESENTATION explaining:

 

1)  What mental illness is and how it differs from physical illness, and;

 

2)  How mental illnesses have been increasingly medicalised over the last 50 years or so, highlighting some of the possible outcomes.

 

 

 

You must use a formal academic structure with attention to spelling, punctuation and grammar, and reference in accordance with the Harvard system.

 

 

Not all your sources should be from the internet.

 

 

1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1.

 

 

GD2

GD7

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1

 

 

GD2

GD7

 

 

I am aware that plagiarism is defined as the submission or presentation of work, in any form, which is not one’s own, without acknowledgement of the sources used. I have included full referencing as required in a format endorsed by the course teaching team (the Harvard System). I recognise that plagiarism can also arise from one student copying another student’s work or from inappropriate collaboration between students.

 

I am aware that assessment evidence that has been deemed to have been plagiarised will not receive credit.

 

Learner Declaration: I confirm that the attached assessment evidence is all my own work.
Learner Signature:

 

 

 

 

Date:

Please attach this assignment brief to any written work you are handing in for assessment, or submit the brief as instructed.

YOUR WORK CANNOT BE ASSESSED UNLESS YOU HAVE SIGNED AND SUBMITTED THIS FORM

 

Level Unit Title:Sociology ofHealth
This assignment addresses the following Assessment Criteria from the unit:
AC
No.
Assessment Criteria
1.1 Evaluate sociological explanations for differing life chances
2.1 Examine the constructs of health and illness, with reference to health patterns in different cultures
2.2 Explain sociological definitions
3.1 Explain the relationship between health and social class, with particular reference to gender, ethnicity and age
4.1 Evaluate the contrasting theories to explain the differences in health patterns utilising consensus, conflict and social action theories
5.1 Explain the nature of mental as opposed to physical illness
5.2 Explain the medicalisation of mental illness
6.1 Evaluate sociological explanations of mental illness

 

Grade Descriptors

Level 3 units only:

Learners achieve a Pass if they meet all Level 3 Assessment Criteria for a unit.  You will achieve a Merit or Distinction by meeting the following Grade Descriptors.  Your tutor will give you feedback for all three grades.

Grade Descriptor Merit Distinction
GD1:
Understanding of the Subject
The student, student’s work or performance:

 

a) demonstrates a very good grasp of the relevant knowledge base; and,

c) demonstrates a very good understanding of the different perspectives or approaches associated with the area of study.

 

The student, student’s work or performance:

 

a) demonstrates an excellent grasp of the relevant knowledge base; and,

c) demonstrates an excellent understanding of the different perspectives or approaches associated with the area of study.

GD2:

Application of Knowledge

The student, student’s work or performance:

 

a)     a) makes use of relevant theories and perspectives, with

c)     c) very good levels of consistency and analysis

 

The student, student’s work or performance:

 

a)     a) makes use of relevant theories and perspectives, with

c) excellent levels of consistency and analysis

GD7: 

Quality

The student, student’s work or performance:

 

c) taken as a whole, demonstrates a very

good response to the demands of the

brief/assignment

The student, student’s work or performance:

 

c) taken as a whole, demonstrates an

excellent response to the demands of the

brief/assignment

 


 

Grade Guidance

Learners must carefully read the guidance below which is linked to the Grade Descriptors above.
MERIT To achieve a MERIT,you must show a very good understanding of

 

As above you need to present arguments that are clear and well developed, with some key sociological content,a very good use of grammar, spelling and punctuation, an attempt at in-text referencing and a basic bibliography.

 

The work will be submitted on-time and through Turnitin.

 

DISTINCTION To achieve a DISTINCTION, you will demonstrate an excellent understanding of

 

As above you need to present arguments that are clear and well developed, with relevant sociological content an excellent use of grammar, spelling and punctuation, appropriate in-text referencing and a properly set-out bibliography.

 

The work will be submitted on-time and through Turnitin.

 

 

 

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