Sociological Perspectives in Public Health
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Analyse the sociological underpinnings of health and inequality.
- Evaluate the role of professional health practice with contemporary western culture.
- Compare and contrast the concepts of health, illness and disability.
- Apply sociological perspectives and qualitative research methods to a public health issue.
- Work cooperatively as a team member to achieve a shared goal.
- Communicate effectively with audiences using a variety of media.
- Introduction to Sociological Perspectives in Public Health
- Sociological Paradigms
- Qualitatitive Research
- Medical Model vs Public Health
- Sociology, Health Inequalities and Public Health
- Sociology of Health and Wellbeing
- Sociological Concepts of Culture
- Sociological Concepts of Sex, Gender & Sexuality
- Policy, Politics and Power in Public Health
- Applying Sociological Principles to Public Health Practice
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Explore the sociological perspectives and theories concerning the social and structural processes that can inhibit, maintain and improve public health.
In this course, you’ll study the sociological underpinning of health and inequality, evaluate the role of health professionals within contemporary western culture, and compare and contrast concepts of health, illness and disability. You’ll also learn to apply qualitative research practice to explore sociological issues in public health.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Public Health.