Social inequalities in health relating to poverty
and absolute and relative deprivation are major themes in research
and policy debates in both developed and developing
countries. The World Health Organisation Global Burden
of Disease project has mapped the contribution of
26 major risk factors to the burden of ill-health
world-wide; all these risk factors (with the possible exception
of natural disasters) are strongly
influenced by socio-economic factors, both at the
individual and population level.
The Health and Society : Social Epidemiology MSc/Diploma programmes are unique in that they combine conceptual issues linking the social environment to population health, the strong methodological base of epidemiology, statistical analysis, and policy.
The programme is run by UCL's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, which has a strong tradition of multidisciplinary research and teaching.
Which Programme is for you?
The next generation of social-epidemiologists, public health policy-makers and
PhD students/researchers will find this innovative 12 month programme beneficial.
It is designed to attract doctors, public health professionals, social scientists,
and statisticians with a
strong interest in social epidemiology.
This 9 month programme, will suit those
currently holding an MSc or higher degree in a related field or those wishing
to study social epidemiology at a high level.
For professionals working in public health or related areas, the Social Epidemiology components of the course are available as stand-alone module.
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