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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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HEAAO01 Sociology of health 4 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Public Health
Person in charge
Announced in the Teaching schedule.

General description

A literature course on the sociology of health.

Learning outcomes

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


The literature on the course covers basic concepts of the sociology of health, health care and professions as social institutions, the cultural contexts of health and illness.

Teaching methods

Exams on the General Examination Days of the School of Health Sciences.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam  4 ECTS
In English
Numeric 1-5. 

A book exam. No lectures. For list of literature and information on exam dates, please see the teaching schedule.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
The book exam is evaluated on a scale of 1-5 or failed.

Study materials

Announced in the Teaching schedule.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Health Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Health Sciences