31.303 Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4481
Status Active

This course introduces students to the concept of social determinants of health, and strongly emphasizes the influence of social power relations on public health. An examination of a set of major health issues, at both the international and national levels provides the framework for students to learn and understand these concepts. A set of learning modules begins with identifying major contemporary health problems,definitions of health and health promotion as established through the World Health organization, and an exploration of social power relations and how they can shape public health. The course then moves to examine a set of specific health issues to see how they have been shaped by their social determinants. Juniors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 31.201 Community Health and Environment, or 30.102 Intro to Public Health, and 31.204 Intro. to Health Promotion and Co-req: 31.301 Prog. Planning in Health Promotion, and Public Health or Community Health Majors only and Junior Level.