University of Sydney Handbooks - 2012 Archive

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Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health

The discipline of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health involves teaching and research in health and healthcare from a social science perspective. Academic staff have expertise in sociology, psychology, education, demography, epidemiology and research methods. They contribute to teaching in most of the undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including research degrees, offered to local and international students by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The role of the discipline within the Faculty of Health Sciences is to conduct research and to teach behavioural and social science to all students undertaking the courses within the faculty. This involves providing students with knowledge of human behaviour, particularly within the context of health services and the social environment.

Behavioural and social science includes the areas of psychology, sociology, research methods, and statistics.