This module introduces the social and environmental determinants of child health. It carries 20 CATS points at Masters level. This module may be taken alone as a Postgraduate Award [PGA]; or as a core module in the MSc degree in Child Health.
This module is no longer running. Please contact the Course Co-ordinator who will be able to advise you further.
This module aims to give students a thorough grounding in the social and environmental determinants of child health. An in-depth understanding is essential to high quality practice in child health whether abroad or in the UK.
Students will be able to:
- demonstrate a full understanding of the major determinants of child health in developing and developed countries and
- discuss the varying theories related to these determinants
- understand and reflect on the major threats to child health in developing and developed countries and
- discuss approaches to overcoming them
- analyse the conclusions to such discussions in order to inform decision-making in practice
- demonstrate the capacity to reflect on the extent and nature of child health inequalities and
- discuss explanations and theoretical approaches
- understand the sociological conceptualisation of health and illness.