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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
HEAFC01 Sociology of Health 4 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Programme in Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student has the skills required to understand health and illness and health care as social phenomena.


Pekka Virtanen, Teacher responsible



Study materials

White K. An introduction to sociology of health and illness. Sage 2008.

Thomas R. Society and health. Sociology for health professionals. Kluwer 2005. (Also an electronic publication)

Lee K, Buse K, Fustukian S. (eds.) Health policy in a globalising world. Cambridge University Press 2002. (Also as an electronic publication)

Further information

No contact teaching. Book exam on the HES general Exam days.