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Social inequalities in health

The purpose of the course is to give knowledge about central theoretical and empirical aspects of social inequalities in health.

The course includes an overview of how health is distributed across different group based on the social position in society (with regard to e.g. occupational class, education, income, foreign background, and sex/gender). The student will become familiar with and discuss various models that explains the associations between social stratification, life chances, and health. The course focuses on concurrent research and aims to give a basic understanding of the research front.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The lectures and seminars will be held online, via Athena.
    For more details, please see the course description.

    The course will be taught in English.

    The teaching will be based on lectures and seminars.
    Participation in the seminars is mandatory. In case of absence, the student will be given compensatory assignments.

    You will find more detailed information in the course description: PH03A0 Course description 2020 (235 Kb)


    Olof Östergren and Tomas Hemmingsson

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Study counsellor
    Anna Nyström
    +46(0)8 16 14 25

    Study administrator
    Linda Rämö
    +46 (0)8 674 75 61