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Social & Environmental Determinants of Child Health (This module has been replaced by Understanding Childhood)

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.

Dates

This module is no longer running. Please contact the Course Co-ordinator who will be able to advise you further.

Aims

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.

Learning outcomes

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.

Module Leaders

  • Professor N J Spencer
  • Dr Sarah Goode

Course Coordinator

T: +44 (0)24 7652 2035

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Previous courses

December 2007