Degree Module: Nature of Health

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You will explore a range of approaches and theories to support the need for a multidisciplinary response to health. You will gain an overview of relevant Scottish/UK health policy and social policies.

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Level SCQF 7

Delivery Online

 

Location Remote

Duration Available to study in semester one OR semester two (18 weeks), from September to January OR January to June.

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Course content...

• Review a variety of definitions and official accounts of health – personal, lay and professional – and discuss concepts, influences and experiences that affect health and our understanding of it;
• Demonstrate a basic understanding of the causes of health inequality and its impact at different life stages;
• Demonstrate an understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods of measuring health;
• Demonstrate the study skills necessary to apply knowledge of health theory to a defined task requiring investigation by locating, collecting, interpreting, evaluating and using information to develop a coherent argument written at the appropriate level.

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Entry requirements

Students should have one relevant A-C pass at Higher level.