Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Health, Poverty and Inequality

Module L2102N

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

This second year interdisciplinary module is concerned with issues of culture, power and knowledge in the study of health and development. It draws on perspectives from medical anthropology, medical sociology, public health, cultural psychology, feminist and activist politics and development studies to focus on the relationship between poverty, social marginality and illness in a variety of historical and contemporary contexts. Apart from a focus on emerging infectious diseases such as HIV and Aids, we also consider the implications of homelessness, mental health and organ donation for individual health and well-being. The scrutiny of health planning and policies, such as in the domain of maternal and child health, as well as the impact of an increasing intervention of medical technologies
in healthcare delivery, are further important aspects of the module.

Module learning outcomes

A theoretical understanding of the different social science perspectives on health and development especially as they relate to issues of social, economic and political power, inequalities and knowledge systems

A critical understanding of cross-cultural approaches to health and their application

Sound knowledge of the core reading and a related range of conceptual issues

The skills to handle material from different disciplinary perspectives in writing

TypeTimingWeighting
Essay (3000 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 2 Mon 16:00100.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterWorkshop1 hour111111111111
Spring SemesterLecture1 hour111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Elizabeth Mills

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/226593

Miss Ellie Margott

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/387198

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/214700

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