MSc International Disaster Management / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Community Approaches to Health
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Offered by||Humanitarian Conflict Response Institute|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Knowledge and understanding
- Understand the theoretical underpinnings within sociology and anthropology as they are applied to health and medicine.
- To understand how social, economic and political factors affect health outcomes.
- To engage critically with the role of culture and other non-biomedical models of health and well being.
- Understanding these processes will help in the delivery of health care on local, national and global scene.
- Re-think the concept of community health by locating medicine and medical practices socially.
- Understand the role of culture in the practise of health
- Understand health as a holistic process and engage with other explanations of health and illness.
- Identify the causes of adverse health outcomes.
- Integrate culture and context in planning health initiatives at the community level.
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Critical analysis of health and illness
- Locate community health holistically.
Contribution to Discussion Board - 10%
Critical Review of Article - 15%
Final Essay - 75%
Please note that these units are intensive 8-week short courses, predominately independent-study, with no face-to-face learning