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Social pathways in global health and health promotion

  • Number of credits 5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2020

About the course

The aim of the course is to enable students to use a social science perspective in critical assessment of global public health and health promotion. The focus is on how social theories can help in understanding causes and consequences of health and illness, as well as in the design and evaluation of interventions for health promotion and disease prevention. The course includes social theories applicable on individual-, group-, and structural levels.

After completion of the course the students should be able to: Describe and understand key concepts of the presented theories; Apply appropriate social science concepts, models or theories to public health problems focussing on social pathways in global health and health promotion; Evaluate and discuss scientific publications related to social pathways in global health and health promotion.

The teaching is concentrated mainly during two weeks, and thereafter a week that mainly focuses on the home exam. Teaching is conducted through lectures, group works, seminars, and home assignments. Seminars and home assignments are compulsory. Reading and discussing the content of the course books and other course material are essential. Teaching is given in English.

Application and eligibility

Social pathways in global health and health promotion, 5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2020 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin

Starts

2 March 2020

Ends

22 March 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. Eng B/6 from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent.

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-F3084

Application

Application deadline was 15 August 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

SEK12,367

Total fee

SEK12,367

Starts

2 March 2020

Ends

22 March 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. Eng B/6 from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent.

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-30475

Application

Application deadline was 15 October 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

SEK12,367

Total fee

SEK12,367

Contact us

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health
Contact person for the course is:
Eva Selin