Cancelled Social Inequality in Health and Diseases

Course content

The course focuses on current state of the art knowledge on social inequality in health including both national and international research from a micro and macro perspective. The course will deal will several aspects of health inequalities with focus on its causes, consequences and possible interventions. The course will include methodological perspective on how to assess causes, consequences and possible interventions of social inequality in health with a main focus on social epidemiology. Furthermore, political and ethical aspects of health inequalities will be discussed.

Education

MSc in Public Health Science - elective course

MSc in Global Health - elective course

MSc in Health Informatics - elective course

MSc in Health Science - elective course

MSc in Human Biology - elective course

Learning outcome

After the course, the students shall be able to understand causes and consequences of social inequality in health as well as possible interventions to reduce social inequality in health from both a micro and macro perspective. The students should be able to critically present, analyse and discuss these both orally and in written form.

 

After the course, students should be able to:

 

Knowledge

  • The students shall be aquainted with descriptions, theories and analyses of social inequalities in health, their causes and consequences as well as challenges to our current understanding from a social epidemiological perspective.
     

Skills

  • The students shall be able to critically analyse, evaluate and discuss research and interventions on social inequality in health from a social epidemiological perspective. This includes application of different theories and methods.


Competencies

  • The students shall be able to analyse, evaluate and discuss issues related to social inequalities in health, their causes, consequences and the measures taken to reduce them.

Lectures and student involving teaching methods.

Collection of articles, reports and book chapters. 

Students are supposed and recommended to have knowledge of epidemiology, disease prevention, and health policy analysis and ethics at BA public health science level.

Written
Oral
Individual
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
ECTS
10 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio, hele kurset
Type of assessment details
The portfolio consist of oral presentations, posters and written assignments. The student will have to make some of these in groups and others individually. The final written assignment must be uploaded in Digital Exam for assessment at the date prescribed in the exam schedule.
Exam registration requirements

The portfolio consist of oral presentations, posters and written assignments. The student will have to make some of these in groups and others individually. The final written assignment must be uploaded in Digital Exam for assessment at the date prescribed in the exam schedule.

Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner
Exam period

Please see the exam schedule at KUnet

Re-exam

The 3rd and final exam attempt is offered in the re-examination period: February 2025

Please see the exam schedule at KUnet

Criteria for exam assessment

In order to achive the grade 12, the student should be able to:

Knowledge

  • The students shall be aquainted with descriptions, theories and analyses of social inequalities in health, their causes and consequences as well as challenges to our current understanding from a social epidemiological perspective.
     

Skills

  • The students shall be able to critically analyse, evaluate and discuss research and interventions on social inequality in health from a social epidemiological perspective. This includes application of different theories and methods.


Competencies

  • The students shall be able to analyse, evaluate and discuss issues related to social inequalities in health, their causes, consequences and the measures taken to reduce them.

 

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 40
  • Preparation
  • 100
  • Exam
  • 130
  • English
  • 270

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
SFOK20005U
ECTS
10 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Spring
Schedulegroup
Please see the schedule in syllabus.
Capacity
40 students
Studyboard
The Study Board for Public Health Science and Global Health
Contracting department
  • Department of Public Health
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Course Coordinator
  • Terese Sara Høj Jørgensen   (4-78776c6e4477797268326f7932686f)
    Else Foverskov
Teacher

Researchers within the Department of Public Health

Saved on the 12-12-2023

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