MSc Health and Society: Social Epidemiology
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.
What will I learn?
The Health and Society: Social Epidemiology programmes are our response to the need for trained researchers, health professionals and policy makers who are able to answer competently such questions as:
- Why are some people healthier than others even though we have free national health care?
- How does stress at work affect the physical health of an employee?
- Will the current population have a better experience of ageing than/previous generations?
- Why is social status so strongly linked to health?
- Why does life expectancy vary according to income inequality in rich countries?
- Does economic growth produce greater well-being?
- How important is the area of residence for the health of its community?
Which mode of study is right 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, biologists 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.