Glasgow, United Kingdom

Social Challenges in Health and Wellbeing

when 17 July 2017 - 4 August 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1800

In this summer school you will find out more about how social circumstances can impact on the health and well-being of a population. The course highlights the challenges facing society when considering these issues. Content includes: Definitions of Health, Social determinants of health, history of public health, public health research/epidemiology and other factors influencing Public Health such as substance use and misuse. There will also be sessions relating to academic writing and review of national and international polices. Key researchers in the field will share their expertise to allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced, and the strategies that can be used to address them.

Course delivery includes a combination of keynote lectures and student-led tutorials. Students will draw on experiences from their own perspective during tutorials. There will also be visits to external centres and projects relating to the topic area. Examples include the Scottish Parliament, hospitals, research units and a sexual health clinic.

Course leader

Gordon Hill - Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Community Health

Target group

Bachelor level students

Credits info

5 EC
Participants can choose from a 2-week version with no credit (£1,200 GBP), or a 3-week version (£1,800 GBP) which includes a final assessment week allowing you to earn 5 ECTS credits.

Fee info

GBP 1800: 3-week version - includes:
Accommodation on campus (private room)
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Social activities - day trips, walking tours and even a 'Ceilidh' (traditional Scottish live music event)

For 2-week version, fee is reduced to £1,200 GBP and includes the above.