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Foundations In Global Health & Social Medicine (Module)

Module description

This module is designed to familiarise students with key theories, concepts, findings and methodological approaches utilised by social scientists, philosophers and ethicists to investigate the relationships between individuals, society, health and medicine. In particular, the module seeks to build bridges between social scientific analyses of the social, political, and economic factors that shape approaches to health and illness, and philosophical and normative forms of reasoning about health, justice and equity.

On successful completion of the module, students will:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of key social, political, and economic factors that influence health and medicine;
  • Be familiar with, and able to critically appraise, key theories and concepts that social scientists, philosophers and ethicists use to theorise about health and medicine; and
  • Be able to act as independent and critical learners who manage their own requirements for continuing academic and professional development.


Staff information

Dr Rochelle Burgess

Teaching pattern

Lectures and seminars

Module assessment - more information

Coursework and examination

Key information

Module code 7SSHM620

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework written examination/s

Credit value 30

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No