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HEAAC02 Classic and recent trends in public health 5 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Person in charge
To be confirmed in the Teaching schedule.
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X X

General description

The course develops basic theoretical concepts of public health and an alert attitude to issues in public health.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student is familiar with the conceptual bases and societal premises of some central discussions within public health research and is able to critically scrutinize them.


The articles and the book included in the study materials (listed below) will be discussed in three workshops that focus on most important theoretical implications of these classical texts. The detailed program of the workshops will be delivered to the enrolled students before the start of the course. All texts will be examined in an examination taking place at the end of the course.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Study materials

  1.  Marmot, Michael (2003). Understanding social inequalities in health. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 46, S9-S23.
  2.  Rose, Geoffrey (2001). Sick individuals and sick populations. International Journal of Epidemiology, 30, 427-432.
  3.  Hunt, Kate & Emslie, Carol (2001). Commentary: the prevention paradox in lay epidemiology – Rose revisited. International Journal of Epidemiology, 30, 442-446.
  4.  Davison, Charlie, Frankel, Stephen & Davey Smith, George (1992). The limits of lifestyle: re-assessing ‘fatalism’ in the popular culture of illness prevention. Social Science & Medicine, 34, 675-685.
  5.  Zola, Irving (1972). Medicine as an institution of social control. Sociological Review, 20, 487-503.
  6.  Armstrong, David (1995). The rise of surveillance medicine. Sociology of Health and Illness, 17, 393-404.
  7. Peterson A. & Lupton D. The new public health. Sage, London 1996.

Further information

Offered annually.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Health Sciences
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