Social Determinants of Health  CPPD

Course Information

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Wednesday 31 January 2018 Home / EU - £900; Overseas - £1,800 PHM004 Apply Now

Course Content

The Social Determinants of Health module provides you with a strong, interdisciplinary foundation in social theory and the methodological instruments needed for individuals interested in making an impact on the way people are born, live, grow, work and age (including the healthcare system).

The focus of this module is to expose, explore and examine the core theories of social stratification, inequalities, inequities and social justice; the social patterning of disease and mortality and the social and biological factors in the aetiology of health outcomes as well as the ways in which these mechanisms can operate across the life-course. In so doing, the Social Determinants of Health module will enable you visualise the ways in which seemingly everyday aspects of life are inequitably distributed, shaped by and reproduce socio-economic pathways, thereby contributing to marked health disparities with fundamental bearing on health.

Module Dates:

31st January; 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th February; 14th, 21st, 28th March; 4th, 11th April 2018


Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • A first degree in a medical/health or social sciences discipline is required (minimum 2:1 honours degree, 3.0 GPA or an equivalent international degree)
  • Applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial experience in health services will also be considered on an individual basis.

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Application Deadline: