History of Public Health
- 3rd term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
Examines the historical experience of health and illness from a population perspective. Seeks to reveal how the organization of societies facilitates or mitigates the production and transmission of disease: how do populations and groups of individuals go about securing their health? Concentrates primarily on the modern world (i.e., 1750 onwards) and omits detailed examination of public health in antiquity and the middle ages, although these time periods are alluded to frequently. Adopts a thematic rather than chronological structure so that comparisons can be made across the centuries and between different parts of the globe.
- Learning Objectives:
- Examine public health through its historical context.
- Evaluate current public health issues through historical context.
- Evaluate a range of current public health issues through comparisons with historical examples
- Judge public health interventions in the past in relation to their impact on inequality and prejudice
- Methods of Assessment:
Discussion Forum Contributions 40%. Final exam 60%.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required