50% of module mark
3,000 words (minimum 2700 – maximum 3300, excluding reference list)
Font size 12, space and a half
Harvard referencing style (see quick guide in weblearn)
References: key texts discussed in the module + additional sources (not newspapers unless you are criticising the press!)
Follow the template: title (question), introduction, analysis and conclusion
All essays will reference at least 8 original academic sources: use in-text references
You can include direct quotations, but make sure that you use them sparingly! – write in your own words so we can assess if you understand the concepts.
For your essay you need to answer only ONE question below:
1. How does gender impact on health and illness? In which ways can intersectionality contribute to our understanding of gender and health?
2. How might stigma impact on a person with mental health problems? How can services improve to address stigma-associated issues?
3. What are the challenges of involving service-users in health services? What sociological perspectives can help us explain those challenges?
Title: Simply type your chosen question.
1.Introduction: signpost the reader about the content of your essay: which topics you will discuss, which theories/authors/concepts you will use; how you will apply notions (specific disease/ services) as part of your analysis.
A. Critically engage with the sociological literature and evidence: Start with key definitions and key concepts in relation to your chosen question
B. Apply concepts and theories to specific diseases, conditions and/or healthcare contexts in the UK (NHS, patients/service users, other services). Include relevant statistical/ demographic/ epidemiological/research data.
3. Conclusion: conclude by answering the question and justifying your answer. You may also consider the implications of your analysis and further relevant questions