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Social epidemiology - theory and methods

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

Admitted to the course

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

Social epidemiology applies to the disciplinary approach of epidemiology examining and understanding the contributions of social conditions and processes to the unequal patterns of health and ill health in populations. The course will explore both the specific theories explaining the relation between social conditions and health as well as its methodological tools. Theories focusing on inequalities related to social position and gender will be in focus and presented and discussed during the course. Material, cultural/behavioural, psycho-social, life-course and policy explanations for social inequalities in health will be presented and discussed. Practical approaches on how to measure individual socioeconomic position and area deprivation indexes and how to explore its relationship with health will be provided.
Teaching in the course is concentrated to four weeks during the course period. Teaching is conducted through lectures, group works and seminars. Seminars and presentations are compulsory. Reading and discussing the content of the course books and other course material are essential during the course weeks. Teaching is given in English.

 

Application and eligibility

Social epidemiology - theory and methods, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

2 December 2019

Ends

19 January 2020

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences. To be admitted to the course the applicant must have passed the course 3FH038 Epidemiology or have equivalent qualifications.

English proficiency equivalent to English B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education. Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught in Swedish.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-30434

Application

Application deadline was 15 April 2019. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK18,550

Total fee

SEK18,550

Starts

2 December 2019

Ends

19 January 2020

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences. To be admitted to the course the applicant must have passed the course 3FH038 Epidemiology or have equivalent qualifications.

English proficiency equivalent to English B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education. Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught in Swedish.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-F3021

Application

Application deadline was 15 January 2019. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK18,550

Total fee

SEK18,550

Contact us

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health
Contact person for the course is:
Angelica Johansson