University degree of at least 180 credits, in sociology, social science, medicine, nursing, or another area relevant to critical studies of health.
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Application fee: SEK 900
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About the course
This course introduces sociological approaches to health, health care and medicine that have offered critical perspectives on understanding illness and suffering from subjective and structural perspectives.
There is an emphasis on understanding and comparing theoretical models of health, illness and healthcare so as to critically assess research. These theoretical approaches are emphasised for qualitative and quantitative approaches alike, and explore different forms of research (evaluation research, primary and secondary analysis, comparative research).
In addition to a range of theoretical approaches, different applications are covered, to show how theories such as embodiment are applicable across cultural and social settings.