Undergraduate Course: Health and Society 2B (NUST08005)
|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||Available to all students
|Summary||Health and Society 2B develops and expands concepts and ideas introduced in Health and Society 1B as well as drawing on new material. The Course addresses the major disciplines, perspectives and methodologies associated with health and social care, particularly understanding people and communication and Quality of life and healthcare. The course explores the impact of new technologies on health and health care and the challenges that face contemporary society, namely; the use of the internet in relation to health, and the New Genetics. Approaches to researching health and the health of populations are further developed and user perspectives of health and social care and quality of life issues are examined. The course also explores the ethical issues of rationing and professionalisation within health care. Course Aims
To develop students conceptual understanding of key terms in the study of health including the role of new technologies, social research and user perspectives of health.
To introduce aspects of the impact of health technology on health and healthcare.
To promote critical understandings of the New Genetics
To promote an understanding of the role of social research in the study of health.
To understand new perspectives of Health and Social care and quality of life issues.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Health and Society 1B (NUST08003)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| To demonstrate an understanding of the impact of New Technologies on health and healthcare.
To explore the different research approaches to the study of health and health care.
To demonstrate an understanding of user perspectives of health and social care
To explore the different explanations for the concept of Quality of Life
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||2 hour(s) per week for 11 week(s). Plus tutorials weeks 2,4,6,8,10 (Semester 2)
Thursday 9.00 - 10.00 or 10.00-11.00 Central Area room G3 and G4, doorway 6
|Course organiser||Dr Elaine Haycock-Stuart
Tel: (0131 6)50 8442
|Course secretary||Miss Kirsty Gardner
Tel: (0131 6)50 3889