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Module Code: DPH207
Module Title: Social Perspectives of Public Health IV: Inequality and Health
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2016/17
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Health and Environmental Science
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module will provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the causes of inequality and the outcomes of inequality on population health.
Learning outcomes 
A Distinguish between inequality and inequity and determine why this distinction is important to health.

B Appraise how inequality and social stratification can affect social cohesion and health.

C Critically judge how economic systems, such as neoliberalism, can affect health care and population health.

D Examine how inequality can affect multiple determinants of health.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lecture, discussion, seminars, debates and videos.
Part I The relationship between Inequality and Health

Week 1 Inequality and Inequity

Examination of how health can be affected by inequality and inequity and the different effects of each.

Week 2 Social Stratification and Health

Examination of how health can be affected by the degree of social stratification in a society.

Week 3 Social Cohesion and Health

Overview of how social stratification (among other factors) can affect social cohesion, which in turn can affect community resilience and health. We examine the case of a community in post-hurricane Katrina New Orleans.

Week 4 Neoliberalism and Health

Assessment of how economic neoliberalism can foster inequality and social stratification, and how neoliberal policies can thereby affect social cohesion and health.

Week 5 Neoliberal Health Care

Examination of how neoliberal economics can create inequitable access to health care and an inequitable health care structure.

Part II How Inequality affects Health

Week 6 Structural Violence and Horizontal Inequality: bias as an engine of inequality

Examination of how bias can be embedded in social institutions and thereby affect access to health and health outcomes.

Week 7 Unequal Health Resources

Critical examination of how the restructuring of health care resources from local level primary health care to tertiary care at municipal and district levels can affect population health.

Week 8 Inequality and Nutrition

Assessment of how inequality affects physical and financial access to healthy nutrition and can lead to disease.

Week 9 Inequality and Occupational Health Hazards

Examination of the relationship between inequality and health hazards in employment.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  26        98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Essays (4 Of 1000+ Words Each) 40.00
2 Presentation (Oral) 10.00
3 Final Essay (5000+ Word Revision Of Essays Plus Introduction And Conclusion) 50.00

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