Undergraduate Course: Health and Society 2A (NUST08004)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Health and Society 2A develops and expands concepts and ideas introduced in Health and Society 1A as well as drawing on new material. The course addresses the major disciplines, perspectives and methodologies associated with health and social care. The course examines the core health and social challenges that face contemporary society, namely; diversity and equity in health and healthcare, ageing and health care and the New Public Health.
To develop students conceptual understanding of key terms in the study of health including diversity and equity, and politics of health and health promotion.
To develop students conceptual understanding of the interaction between social, cultural and structural factors and health.
To promote critical understandings of the causes and effects of this interaction
To promote critical understandings of health and the New Public Health.
To enable students to acquire the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to plan implement and evaluate health policies.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Health and Society 1A (NUST08002)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| To critically consider health and its determinants and the ways in which these can be evaluated.
To develop an awareness of diversity and equity in health and healthcare
To develop an understanding of the factors, principles, perspectives and theories which contribute to and have shaped current public health practice.
To develop an understanding of healthy public policy and the theories of policy making
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1 hour(s) per week for 5 week(s). Plus tutorials weeks 2,4,6,8,10
Thursday 9.00 - 10.00 or 10.00-11.00 Central Area room B01 in Forest Hill and room 3.4, doorway 6
|Course organiser||Mr Edward Donaghy
Tel: (0131 6)51 3922
|Course secretary||Miss Kirsty Gardner
Tel: (0131 6)50 3889