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Cultures and Environments of Health (HUMM018)

30 credits

This module will introduce you to core material and debates within the social sciences, medical humanities and public health. It will explore how diverse approaches and perspectives can enhance our understandings of what it means to be healthy; how health can be sustained; and how health is threatened and fostered. Learning will be centred on understanding: transitions across the life-course; unequal health outcomes; and health across time and space.

This module is suitable for individuals wishing to gain interdisciplinary understanding of the ways that health and wellbeing are conceptualised, researched, and responded to within policy and practice; and for those working in or intending to work in applied health and community care settings. There are no pre-requisite modules. However, students should have some knowledge in the social sciences, humanities and/or medical sciences prior to undertaking this module.