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Public health science: foundations and applications

Course
Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-10556
Tuition
Full education cost: 36 000 SEK
First payment: 36 000 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

From the starting point of health as a basic human right the course will provide an introduction to public health science and its fundamental theories and concepts, including health equity, social determinants of health, public health interventions, life-course perspective, health and human rights, and public health ethics.

From an overview of theories and empirical evidence the students will reach a basic understanding of the link between both formal (e.g. welfare systems and legislation) and informal (e.g. gender, class, ethnicity) social structures, and individual and population health.The students will also gain knowledge about academic writing and how to avoid plagiarism and other disciplinary offences.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

A Bachelor's degree or professional degree qualification corresponding to at least 180 credits or equivalent, within the main areas of health science or social science. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.