For students from a variety of backgrounds including school teaching, nursing, medicine, dentistry, NHS and local authority health education and health promotion services and voluntary agencies. To develop and enhance knowledge, understanding and critical reflection on theories and ideologies central to the notion of health, and appreciation of the social influences and context of health and health related practice. Participants will develop awareness of modern social theory and how it can be used to chart and understand the relationship between health and society.
The four core taught modules are:
- Health: Concepts & Theories;
- The Social Context of Health;
- Values, Ethics & the Public Health;
- Research Methods.
There is also a taught special study:
- Theorising Health and Society.
Students also need to complete a dissertation by independent supervised study.
Dr Peter Duncan
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two to six years PT, September to September.
Students report that the programme has assisted them to reflect on their role or potential role in health- related occupations, and in understanding the nature and direction of the contemporary health care enterprise.
Year of entry 2013