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Social Perspectives of Public Health I:Society, Culture and Health

Module Title Social Perspectives of Public Health I:Society, Culture and Health
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2019/20
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

To introduce the student to an anthropological perspective that will prepare the student for public health practice with different social and cultural populations. This inquiry facilitates a medical humanities interdisciplinary approach, which can provide a means for better understanding of the relationships between health and illness in cross-cultural, international and global contexts.

Learning outcomes

A Discuss the differences between disease, illness and sickness.
B Identify how perceptions of health, illness and care are outcomes of culture.
C Describe the relationships between ritual, control and health.
D. Understand the assumptions and practices of biomedicine

Method of teaching and learning

Lecture, small group discussions in seminars, tutorials and debates will all be utilised. Additionally, videos will be introduced as needed. Students will have an opportunity to practice ethnographic methods.