MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
MSc Global Public Health options

Year 1, Component 07

HS856-7-SP or HS959-7-SP
Health Inequalities and Intersectionality 101

This Module examines the theories underlying unfair and avoidable differences in distribution of social determinants of health, and offers a critical understanding of the theory, research, and public policy applications of intersectionality. It helps students to move beyond mainstream research and analysis of health inequalities, which typically focuses on individual factors determinant (e.g. in the UK analysis of socio-economic position dominates, in the US a race focus predominates and for South Asia caste and indigeneity predominate) and engage with intersectionality and the importance of engaging with multiple risk factors. The module is unique in bringing together multi-sectoral and international perspectives on Intersectionality to the classroom and exploring policy interventions and civil society actions to reducing health inequalities, nationally and globally. The module will also provide you with the opportunity to develop your research and presentation skills through engaging in an innovative research assignment. You will choose between this module and HS959 - Innovating for Policy and Systems

Innovating for Health Policy and Systems

This Module aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop and apply a range of research, analysis and advocacy tools necessary for critically engaging with and address multiple crises in population health. It combines both theory and practice, with an emphasis on developing the necessary tools for unpacking and analysing a particular population health crisis. Through problem-based group work, you will learn to critically unpack and co-develop innovative solutions to a population health crisis with fellow students and guidance from experts. You will develop presentation and advocacy skills through critical interaction with an expert panel. You will have the choice between this module, and HS856 - Intersectional Health Inequalities.

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