Sociology and Social Policy

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

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.


10 credits.

Module Attendance Required

Module dates to be confirmed.


One written assignment.

Module Coordinator

Module Lead: Dr Antje Lindenmeyer
Deputy Module Lead: Dr Ian Litchfield

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 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.

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