The social and political dimensions of health and illness present important challenges to practitioners, administrators and policy makers. The Graduate Diploma in Social Health allows students to investigate current issues and questions in health ethics, health care history or medical anthropology and sociology in a multidisciplinary environment offering opportunities to study health and illness drawing upon a variety of humanities and social sciences.
On completion of this course, students should:
* have gained a sound understanding of the social context in which disease develops, and of the social context in which health care interventions are developed;
* have the ability to critically evaluate and synthesise the relevant literature
* have developed analytical skills in identifying the social basis to problems in clinical, social and policy contexts
* have developed an awareness of the interface between the conceptual and practice issues raised in the subject
* be able to apply the conceptual, theoretical and practical dimensions of the course to students' own professional practice
* be able to articulate knowledge and understanding of the area in oral and written form
* have developed a respect for intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship.