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PU5528: VALUES AND ETHICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH (2016-2017)

Last modified: 27 Apr 2017 15:39


Course Overview

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Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Foresterhill Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Vikki Entwistle

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will explore the key concepts and forms of critical reasoning used to discuss the ethical an political appropriateness of efforts to address the health and wellbeing of communities and populations.  It will engage students in reflection and debate about a range of contested issues that arise in public health policy and practice (including the provision of state funding for health services).  The selection of issues will depend partly on topicality and on student interest but might include, for example: notions of responsibility in 'lifestyle', corporate and state behaviours; compulsion in the management of communicable diseases; fairness in responses to social/global inequalities in health.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1 one short answer exam focused on ensuring a firm grasp of key concepts and theories (10%); 1 presentation to peers, including handling of discussion questions (40%); 1 final essay of up to 2000 words (50%).

Formative Assessment

None.

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