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Health and Society

Harvard University via edX

Overview

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major social variables—social class, race, gender, poverty, income distribution, social networks/support, community cohesion, the work and neighborhood environment—that affect population health.

The course covers the theoretical underpinnings of each construct (e.g. "race" as a social category), and surveys the empirical research linking each to population health status. Methods are introduced to operationalize each construct for the purposes of empirical application in epidemiologic research.

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Taught by

Ichiro Kawachi and Monica Wang

Reviews

4.8 rating, based on 4 reviews

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  • Fernando P.

    Fernando completed this course.

    I thought that the class was informative and was a good introduction in the field epidemiology.

    The professor used various case-studies to make the material comprehensible and relatable to experiences that the students might see in everyday life.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    trying to improve my knowledge in the area, enabling personal and intellectual growth, and trying to go through this moment that we are going through, of idleness.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I find the course so interesting and enlighten of what effect health takes in the society. Comparing of two countries make me realize that society effect on health is really varies and
  • Otti is taking this course right now.

    It's enlightening and ofcourse able to learn more about health and the society.
    I'm looking forward to having depth knowledge on the adverse effects of health on it's society

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