Sociology and Social Policy

Sociology and Social Policy
This module takes a broad view of health, and causes of health inequality; this module looks in particular at the social influences behind ill health and social solutions that might be offered. Mixtures of tutoring methods are used.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module you should be able to:
1. understand the principles of sociology as applied to medicine and health-related behaviour
2. understand the role of medicine in society
3. understand and apply the principles of social policy as applied to health and health care
4. understand and critically explore explanations for inequalities in health.

Credits
10 credits

Module Attendance Required
1 block week of teaching

Module Dates
2014-15: 20 to 24 April 2015

Assessment
One written assignment

Module Coordinator
Rebecca Taylor

Stand Alone Course
This module can be taken as a standalone course if required. To apply, please the Programme Coordinator on 0121 414 7577 or at mph@contacts.bham.ac.uk. All applications must be received by a minimum of one month before the start date of the module. For further information on fees or entry requirements, please contact the Programme Administrator. The course can be taken as an assessed or non assessed week.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development, module