Module/Course Description

Course Title: A Social Science of Health and Illness

Course Code: UU-HCM-3035-UG

Programme: Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Management - BL

Credits: 4.00

Course Description:

Course/Module Description:

The aim of this module is to use social science theory and concepts applied to health as a means to explore the bases of citizenship patient experience and the broader social, philosophical, psychological and organizational patterning of health care systems delivery and innovation.

Course/Module Objectives:

The main objectives of the course are:

  1. To consider the extent to which knowledge about patient experience and citizenship can feasibly become central tenants in the design delivery and analysis of modern health care systems nationally and internationally
  2. To reflect on and understand the differences and similarities in health care policy and practice more generally.

Course/Module Learning Outcomes:

After completion of the course students are expected to be able:

  1. To demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the different perspectives on health and illness and its management
  2. To demonstrate a historical and cross-cultural awareness of the histories and knowledge of health regimes of treatment
  3. To have an understanding of the impact of the social patterning some inequalities in health on the well-being and life trajectories of men and women, people from different social and cultural groups and social circumstances
  4. To critically reflect on social sciences contribution to understanding the delivery and management of health services and interventions
  5. To apply knowledge to local, national and international health systems of care
  6. To demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of structures and social forces that promote and inhibit citizenship and service user involvement in different health contexts.

Prerequisites: UU-BA-IND100-UG

Prerequisites Categories: Year 1, Year 2

Typical Module duration: 4.0 Week(s)


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