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
-understandings of health
-measuring progress - key indicators
-the policy process
-the global context for policy initiatives
-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.
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Recipient: Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
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