Contemporary Sociological Issues for Health Professions Curricula

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This chapter explores three contemporary sociological issues in health professions curricula in the setting of a graduate-entry medical program in rural Australia using three very topical and political examples. The three issues under sociological investigation are refugee/asylum seeker health, sustainability, and rurality. The chapter seeks to address several key questions in the context of health professions curricula including why sociology is important, what it offers to health professional students, and how it can be appropriately embedded within the health professions curricula.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Education for the Health Professions
EditorsDebra Nestel, Gabriel Reedy, Lisa McKenna, Suzanne Gough
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9789811361067
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2020


  • Sociology
  • Sustainability
  • Refugee/asylum seeker
  • Rurality
  • Health professions curricula

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