Foundations of Social Epidemiology
340.601, 340.721, or 340.751 or equivalent. Students must complete Introduction to Online Learning prior to enrolling in this course.
Students must have some background in social science theory and methods. Students who have not had college level social science (sociology, psychology, anthropology) should consult with the course director before signing up for this course.
- Explain the historical and theoretical underpinnings of the field of social epidemiology and discuss the major unsolved issues confronting the field
- Demonstrate the quality and limitations of measurement of key social conditions influencing health and illness of populations
- Distinguish between psychological (individual-based) approaches to discussing health disparities from the social perspective (community-based), and demonstrate how the empirical literature critically supports these differences for a particular health or disease state.
- Operate within and facilitate a discussion group format
- 30% Discussion Board
- 40% Assignments
- 30% LiveTalks