|Health and Social Change I, 6 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|Having completed the course, the student shall
- from a multi-disciplinary perspective have acquired understanding of processes affecting health during periods of social transition,
- understand the importance of distinctions between general and more context-bound factors,
- be able to analyse and discuss these processes orally and in writing,
- besides with the obligatory course literature, independently be able to search and use other references of relevance for questions related to the themes of the course.
|The course comprises the following themes:
- individual factors, health, morbidity and mortality: theories and empirical evidence,
- structural factors and health,
- Thematic Case I: Eastern Europe: From state socialism to a western liberal society,
- Thematic Case II: South Africa: From apartheid to Rainbow Society.
|Each theme will be studied during one week, starting with a key lecture. The students formulate questions for discussion at a final weekly seminar based upon lecture, obligatory and individually referred texts. Students are also given the opportunities to organise other forms of collective discussions. Their work is supported by interactive IT tools. Language of instruction: English.|
|Active participation in weekly seminars and individually produced discussion papers by each student are the basis for the summary evaluation and marking made by the course examiner.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
Applicants must, by the closing date for application, hold a bachelor's degree/kandidatexamen (equivalent for example a professional degree) of at least 180 ECTS credits, including a 15 ECTS credit degree paper or equivalent.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "ENGELSKA B" is required, or an international proficiency test, e.g. TOEFL, minimum score 550/213. iELTS: at least overall score 6.0.
All applicants must show in-depth studies for at least one year in a field relevant for the course such as sociology, history, philosophy, epidemiology, public health, and ethics. Studies in medical and natural sciences may be accepted, if considered a relevant background for the course.
|The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F|
|The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.|
|Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.
The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.