HSC 210 Assessment Answers

Please ensure you follow the instructions provided in Assessment THREE in the assessment sections on learn line.   

Question 1

What insights do post-modernist perspectives provide and what might this mean for health practice?

Question 2

Despite increases in funding, explain why in Australia, Indigenous health outcomes are still an issue? Provide examples to illustrate your argument.

Question 3

Psychiatry can be viewed as an institute of social control. Draw on sociological theories and examples to discuss this statement.

Question 4

What are the key benefits and limitations of e-health?

Question 5

How does ideology and politics shape health outcomes? Draw on examples such as the PBS to illustrate your points.

Question 6

Certain mechanisms of functionalist theory are utilised today. Discuss what they are and highlight the main assumptions and limitations of functionalism.

Question 7

What is medical dominance and how does the medical profession achieve medical dominance in Australia?

Question 8

Explain the concept of discourse and explain how it is relevant to health and biomedicine in Australia. Draw on examples to highlight you points.

Question 9

What is multi-culturalism and how might health needs differ for immigrants and refugees to people who are born in Australia?

Question 10

What are the social determinants of health and how do they help us understand the dynamics of globalisation and inequity? Draw on examples in the Australian context to illustrate your key points.

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Content – Short Answer Questions QUESTION High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Fail

  1. What insights do post-modernist perspectives provide and what might this mean for health practice? A high level response should identify the post-modernist perspectives and focus on analyzing ONE perspective in relation to health practice. A high level response should not only explain what the perspective is but how the perspective relates to health practice and what the implications are on health practice in Australia.
  2. Despite increases in funding, explain why in Australian Indigenous health outcomes are still an issue? Provide examples to illustrate your points. A high level response should identify where there has been increases in funding to Australian Indigenous health, before discussing how and why this remains an issue. A high level response will draw on examples to support your claims.
  3. Psychiatry can be viewed as an institute of social control. Drawing on sociological theories and examples to discuss this statement. A high level response will explain why psychiatry can be viewed as an institute of social control. This should then identify what sociological theories can be drawn on to analyse this in relation to health. At least one particular theory should then be further analysed to explain how and why this statement can be true in the context of Australian healthcare.