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Major

Health and Society

Bachelor of Social Science

This major focuses on the social factors that influence health and illness, the way health systems work and the relevance of social science to health care.

Courses cover inequalities in health and illness, health promotion, health-care administration, health-related project management and evaluation, and health-related research. It emphasises the social and ethical factors that shape health, and the local and global factors that are important for achieving better health.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for social policy and administration

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for social sciences and management

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Health services manager
  • Community health planner
  • Public policy adviser
  • Policy research officer
  • Project coordinator
  • Ethics adviser
  • Community support worker
  • Community health officer
  • Health promotion officer

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introduction to Health, Illness and Society
  • Medical Anthropology: Local and Global Perspectives
  • Medicine, Markets and Health: Sociological Perspectives on Health and Illness
  • Human Bodies, Culture & Society

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