Social Determinants of Health

Course Number
5100 (Social and Behavioural Health Science)
Course Instructor(s)
Arjumand Siddiqi

Course Description

  • Expands categories of disease risk beyond disease pathology and individual factors to psychological and sociological phenomena; appropriate theoretical bases.

Course Objectives

  • to equip students with a basic and critical understanding of major sociological theories as they apply to the concept of social determinants of health.
  • to support students in creating and analyzing various conceptual frameworks and explanations of the determinants of health based on their own experience and initial understandings.
  • to provide students with theoretical tools to use and apply / of social determinants of health in the analysis of particular health and illness issues.

General Requirements

  • None