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This unit is not offered in 2012.
|Unit chair:||J Shelley (B)|
|Contact hours:||6 x all day workshops|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
Social epidemiology applies the disciplinary approach of epidemiology to examining and understanding the contributions of social factors and processes to patterns of health and illness in populations. This unit will introduce students to the theory and methods of social epidemiology, as well as to some of the leading research and current debates in this developing field. The relationship between health status and factors such as social position, income and income distribution, and social capital will be considered, as will the relationship between social gradients and health inequalities.
Five online short topic tests 50%, essay (2500 words) 50%
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