Through a multidisciplinary combination of sociology, psychology and public health science, the Master's programme "Population Health: Societal and Individual Perspectives" will provide a broad knowledge on the links between society and health, including social policies and social stratification; psychobiological processes, stress and health behaviours; life course and developmental perspectives on health; international health; and a special attention is paid to understand and use quantitative methods.
Population health has improved across the globe, but health differences between countries have grown since some parts of the world population lag behind increasingly. Within countries the tendency is often the same: a widening of health inequalities. The Master's programme in Population Health, at the Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), will address the root causes of health inequalities by looking at the impact of welfare policies and social and economic circumstances across the life course as well as individual behaviours and characteristics. Health, and its social distribution, is studied through a multidisciplinary combination of sociology, psychology and public health sciences.
Based on the most current international research this Master's programme will provide a broad knowledge in the field of public health and a deeper understanding of the links to individual characteristics and to how society works. The course objectives range from the importance of welfare policies to psychobiological processes, from regional to global health. The programme also includes a life course approach and specific courses on health inequalities among the children and the elderly. Quantitative methods are utilized throughout the programme.
The skills acquired for independent analysis of health issues, critical understanding of evidence and the knowledge of quantitative methods will prepare students for a research career as well as for a career in national or international organisations working to promote health.
If you have any questions, please contact:
|Director of studies||Jenny Eklund
+46 (0)8 674 79 70
September 27, 2013
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Source: Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS)