Social pathways in global health and health promotion
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.