Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Homeless and Inclusion Health

Homeless and Inclusion Health is a dynamic module developed and delivered by the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health (affiliated to Pathway) and UCL's Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care. It offers an opportunity for those with an interest in excluded or hard-to-reach groups the chance to learn from world-class UCL researchers, experienced policy makers and service providers, and former/current members of these communities.

Module Code: IEHC0039

UCL Credits: 15

Module Organisers: Zana Khan (UCL Colloborative Centre for Inclusion Health) and Professor Andrew Hayward, (Director of UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care) 

Please direct queries to module administrator Eva Schaessens: e.schaessens@ucl.ac.uk



Who can study this course?

Optional module for MSc Population Health, MSc/PG Dip Global Health & Development students, MSc Health and Society students and other UCL MSc/PG Dip students, subject to availability.

This module is also available as a short or taster course to external applicants. View more information about the Homeless and Inclusion Health Short and Taster course.

Course length7 weeks 
Course dates30 April to 11 June 2020
Days and times

Wednesdays - reading days and self-directed learning (materials released online) 

Thursdays 10am - 4pm

Lecture 1: 10 - 10:45am  

Lecture 2: 11 - 11:45am 

Practical/Seminar: 1:30 - 4pm 


Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, seminars, group discussions, panels with relevant professionals and 'Experts by Experience', self-directed reading 


  • Key Concepts in Homeless and Inclusion Health
  • Health Consequences of Exclusion and the Practical Responses 
  • Social Theories of Exclusion
  • Community Participation and Engagement with Excluded Populations 
  • Service Users' Perspectives 
  • Applied Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  • International Perspectives
  • Inclusion Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Structural and Legal Factors 
  • Inclusion Health Service Development and Evaluation 


Written Report, 2000 words, weighted 100% 

Assessment Date

To be confirmed (roughly 2 weeks after end of module)

Selected Reading List

· Aldridge et al.  The health impact of social exclusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis of morbidity and mortality data from homeless, prison, sex work and substance use disorder populations in high-income countries. The Lancet (in press, expected publication November 2017).

· Luchenski et al. What works in Inclusion Health:  overview of effective interventions for marginalised and excluded populations.  The Lancet (in press, expected publication November 2017).