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The broad goal of this module is that students leave the classroom with the ability to understand at the macro- and micro-level how inequality determines health and vice versa.
Learning outcomes for this module aspire to the following goals:
• Demonstrate ability to critically analyse sociological theories of the social determinants of health.
• Show capacity to critically apply theories and concepts of health and inequality to selected case-studies.
• Exhibit personal, social and communication skills needed to contribute to group project;
• Demonstrate critical writing ability to construct, support and summarise argument that links concepts and cases of
comparative social change.
The module will be organised around the following themes, which will correspond to lectures, readings and group work:
(1) Introduction – Social Determinants of Health
(5) Drugs, Sex and Violence
(6) Gender, "Race" and Ethnicity
(7) Diet, Nutrition and Health
(8) Neighborhoods, Communities and Immigration
(9) Life course, Early Life and Aging
(10) Health – Ireland from a Global Perspective
(11) Toward a Healthier Tomorrow
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Students need to engage with collaborative, team-based group work.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Feedback will be provided on assessed coursework as individual comments published in the virtual learning environment (VLE), in group sessions at lectures/seminars, and/or in person during office hours as appropriate.
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Mon 11:00 - 11:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Wed 13:00 - 13:50|