This module provides students with a coherent framework for understanding the range of conceptual approaches used in social development and health and provides a foundation for further specialist study.
The content includes:
-social development and health -health and disease: individual and community experience -development theory -understandings of health -measuring progress - key indicators -the policy process -the global context for policy initiatives -health economics -health sector reform -rights, equity and poverty reduction strategies -key international players
Credit Rating - 15 SCOTCAT
Participants of the professional development courses will receive a certificate of attendance from the Institute.
However, participants wishing to gain an award may register for a post graduate certificate. The modules are then taken for credit on a part-time basis each year. A PG Cert requires 60 credits and a post graduate diploma requires 120 credits. If you do a dissertation in addition to the short courses, you will gain 180 credits.
If you register for an award, you can have up to 4 years for a PG Cert, 5 years for a PG Dip and 7 years for a MSc to complete in part-time mode.