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Social Science for Public Health

Overview

Are you concerned about health in your community, and health inequalities locally and around the world?

Social Science for Public Health gives you the skills to analyse health inequalities and how these arise. It provides you with a strong grounding in the rapidly expanding social sciences of health.

Areas of study

Social Science for Public Health is an interdisciplinary subject which combines courses in Population Health, Anthropology, Geography, History, Maori Studies, Philosophy, Political Studies and Sociology.

Your study will progress from a general social science foundation to focus on current issues in health, welfare and society. You can focus on specific areas within the field such as geography and anthropology, or history and politics.

You can study Social Science for Public Health in the following programmes:

What you will learn

You will get a strong grounding in the rapidly expanding social sciences of health, and a springboard to further professional study in public health, health promotion and community research.

You will have an appreciation of a range of social science perspectives as they relate to health; skills in interdisciplinary work in the health social sciences; a critical analysis of health inequalities and the circumstances of their production; up-to-date knowledge of health social science subject areas; and an orientation to life-long critical thinking and learning about health.

Career opportunities

Social Science for Public Health could be useful for careers in the health and welfare sectors, health and welfare research, and education and health promotion. It can also be a springboard to further professional study in public health, community research and health promotion

More information

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