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.
The key takeaway from this course is an understanding of socio-economic health inequality and the relationship between social environment and health outcomes.
On completion, you may take forward the credits from this course onto a PGCert, PGDip or MSc programme at City.