For nursing, health sciences and upper level undergraduate sociology and social work courses. Health Sociology: an Australian perspective is a fully Australian text with broad coverage of current issues in health sociology. The text provides students with sociological perspectives on health, employing diverse and exciting areas of sociological analysis. The approach to health and illness in this book differs from biomedical models of understanding illness. Discussion Questions and Case Studies provide students with issues and scenarios that will build their knowledge and understanding of Health Sociology through discussion and real life issues.