Key Sociological Concepts and Ideas in Health Care
For an assignment of this length you will need to include at least 9-11 references.
Majority of the references should be based on journal articles, books, book chapters and peer reviewed papers. You can use websites but citations from Wikipedia are unacceptable.
Typically a good strategy is to use the set readings to cover the key sociological concepts and ideas and then if you are using an example issue do some further reading so that you have evidence relating to your chosen example. Assessment Criteria:
The assignment will be expected to address the following criteria:
Demonstrated understanding and application of appropriate sociological theories, concepts and perspectives
Application of critical analysis to draw out the key debates and assumptions
Key concepts, debates and issues are identified and critical reflection is applied to each topic.
Wide reading is evidenced in both the analysis and the examples utilised.
Appropriate research and data is utilised relevant to the topic
Answers are succinctly executed
APA referencing is used
Please ensure you follow the instructions provided in Assessment THREE in the assessment sections on learnline.
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