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Health and Illness in Humanities and Social Sciences II: Recent Development, 6 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Master´s Programme in Health and Society and Phoenix EM Dynamics of Health and Welfare
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Health and Society - HOA
  COURSE CODE   737A05
The aim of the course is for the students to increase their understanding of current theories and works on health, illness, health care, health professions and medical science, which are central in the present debate within the humanities and social sciences.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- show understanding of the theories and works introduced during the course,
- analyse and discuss these theories and works orally and in writing,
- besides with the obligatory course literature, independently search and use other references of relevance for questions related to the themes of the course,
- analyse and discuss the said theories and works in relation to relevant examples within the field of knowledge.
The course content comprises weekly sub-themes regarding specific works and theories from different disciplinary perspectives and traditions. The themes are chosen with the starting point in the works of authors who have had a significant impact on the interpretation and understanding of relations between health and society in different social and cultural contexts.

Single themes can be changed before the start of the course depending on the development of the research front and available competence in the teaching staff.
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, referring to key lectures, obligatory and individually selected texts, are the basis for an aggregated evaluation and marking.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Applicants must 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. 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.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paperbased 550 + TWE-score 4.0, computorbased 213 and internetbased 79), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.0 and no band under 5.0), or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
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.
Health and Illness in Humanities and Social Sciences II: Recent Development
Health and Illness in Humanities and Social Sciences II: Recent Development
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IHS - Department of Health and Society
Registrar No: 1324/06-41   Course Code: 737A05      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Health and Society - HOA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     HOA   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2007-01-11