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Postgraduate Study

Our Modules

We have an exciting range of modules covering the most important social, ethical and political issues in health and medicine. You will need to take some modules as part of your core curriculum, others are free for you to choose.

Please note that not all modules will run in a given year, and modules may be subject to maximum or minimum caps on numbers. Final decisions about which modules will run will be made each year in October. 

Module Title Module Code Convenor Credit Value Term

Population, Ageing and Policy 

7SSHM500 Prof Karen Glaser 30 1

Ageing, Health and Society

7SSHM501 Dr Laurie Corna 30 1

The Politics of Health and Medicine

7SSHM600 Dr Courtney Davis 30 1

Critical Global Health

7SSHM605 Dr Ann Kelly 30 1

Critical Bioethics

7SSHM616 Dr Silvia Camporesi 30 1

Foundations in Social Science, Health and Medicine (2017/18 Foundations in Global Health and Social Medicine)

7SSHM620 Dr Annette Rid 30 1

Designing Quantitative Research for Social Science, Health and Medicine

7SSHM502 Kevin Brewer 15 2

Designing Qualitative Research for Social Science, Health and Medicine

7SSHM503 Prof Barbara Prainsack 15 2

Quantitative Data Analysis

7SSHM504   15 2

Ageing in a Global Context (will not be running in 2017/18)

7SSHM505 Kevin Brewer 15 2

Ageing: A Global Perspective

*6SSHM003 Dr Jennifer Dowd 15 2
Global Health Ethics 7SSHM606 Dr Federica Lucivero (TBC for 2017/18) 15 2
Pharmaceuticals and Society 7SSHM612 Prof John Abraham 15 2

Case Studies in Bioethics and Society (2017/18 Empirical Bioethics)

7SSHM617 Dr Silvia Camporesi 15 2
Critical Policy Research for Health & Medicine 7SSHM618

Dominique Behague& Federica Lucivero (TBC for 2017/18)

15 2
Researching Vulnerable Populations 7SSHM506 Dr Hanna Kienzler 15 3
Data Manipulation and Management 7SSHM507 Dr Jennifer Dowd 15 3
Ethics of Clinical Research 7SSHM615 Dr Annette Rid 15 3

Internship Module

(Internship Office)
7SSHM614 Dr Carlo Caduff  20 Full Year
Gerontology Dissertation 7SSHM508 Dr Filippa Lentzos 60 Full Year
Dissertation in Ageing and Society 7SSHM509 Dr Filippa Lentzos 60 Full Year
Dissertation in Public Policy and Ageing 7SSHM510 Dr Filippa Lentzos 60 Full Year
Dissertation In Bioethics and Society 7SSHM604 Dr Filippa Lentzos 60 Full Year
Dissertation in Global Health and Social Justice 7SSHM607 Dr Filippa Lentzos 60 Full Year
Dissertation in Medicine, Health & Public Policy 7SSHM003 Dr Filippa Lentzos 60 Full Year

*Students enrolled on the Taught Postgraduate programmes in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine are permitted to take 15 credits at level 6.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in the module list is correct and up-to-date.  Please note that circumstances may arise which could mean certain parts of it are no longer relevant or that the Department is unable to deliver the courses or programmes of study in the manner described, or at all in some cases. The Department will neither be liable for information that after publication becomes inaccurate or irrelevant, nor for changing, suspending or withdrawing a course or programme of study due to circumstances outside of its control. You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The Department cannot therefore guarantee places on all its courses.

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