SOCI 285

Health over the Life Course

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

An introduction to the sociology of health from childhood to old age. Includes a variety of theoretical perspectives from micro, meso and macro approaches as well as topics such as the experience of being healthy and of having different illnesses; distributions of different diseases and conditions; health and illness beliefs and behaviours; structural influences on health and illness; inequalities in health and illness; the role of individual agency; self, informal and formal care; and health care policy, all using a life course lens.


Undergraduate course in Sociology offered by the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Summer Fall Spring

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