Summer School

Non-residential Summer School on the Social Determinants of Health

Monday 14th July - Friday 18th July 2014

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e.skinner@ucl.ac.uk

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Aims and Objectives

Both the MSc and the Diploma will provide knowledge of the concepts of and intellectual approaches to social epidemiology. Relevant skills in study design and data analysis, exploring the link between social environment and health, will be developed. At the end of either programme successful graduates will be able to:

  • Understand the links between the social environment and health;
  • Appreciate the effects of the social environment on the health of individuals and populations in high, middle and low income countries;.
  • Develop a broad perspective on the social determinants of health, including materialist, psychosocial and life-course approaches, and the social-biological translation.
  • Critically examine existing and new evidence concerning social determinants of health;
  • Have a good grasp of modern epidemiological methods;
  • Conduct statistical analysis of epidemiological data;
  • Produce a conceptual design for a novel study pertinent to understanding an aspect of the social determinants of health;
  • Advocate sound research and policy measures focused on the social environment. Students following the MSc programme will complete a summer project that develops research skills and competences in quantitative methods.

Students following the MSc programme will complete a summer project that develops research skills and competences in quantitative methods.

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