PHC200 Health, Society and Paramedic Practice (8)

The sociology of health introduces students to the social determinants of health and the ways in which social inequity affects chances in life. It emphasises the health of Indigenous Australians and those living in remote and rural areas, as well as people with particular needs.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Bathurst Campus
Term 2 (15)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PHC200. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Enrolment in this subject is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse the social determinants of health that impact various groups of Australians
  • be able to use sociological theory to explore the health impact of social inequity
  • be able to utilise advanced academic and information literacy to conduct an independent research project
  • be able to explain the social factors that create specific categories of clients in health services


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Sociological frameworks for exploring health inequity
  • The social determinants of health
  • Indigenous groups, ethnicity and health
  • Rural health and remote Australians
  • Australian health care services
  • Equity issues in health

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PHC200 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Questions report
Research essay
Topic quizzes

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.