Health inequalities are reliably observed within and between countries. Understanding the processes through which social environment influences health outcomes has become an important question across the medical and social science fields. Increasing attention on health inequalities by researchers and politicians over recent years requires a new generation of health professionals who can critically assess scientific findings and translate them into policy and practice.
This course provides 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).
Who is it for?
This course will benefit those wanting to develop their knowledge of international health systems, as well as global social and health inequalities and their resulting health outcomes.
Jan: Wednesday 17, 24 and 31 January 2024
Feb: Wednesday 7, 14 and 28 February 2024
Mar: Wednesday 6, 13, 20 and 27 March 2024
Apr: Friday 5 April 2024
The key takeaway from this course is an understanding of socio-economic health inequality and the relationship between social environment and health outcomes.
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards postgraduate taught degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
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