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Social inequalities in health

The purpose of the course is to give the student 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

    For detailed information, please see the course description:

    PH03A1 Course description 2022 (162 Kb)

    Teaching format

    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.

    The course will be taught in English.

    For detailed course information, please see the course description that will become available on this page no later than one month before the course starts.

    More information will also be distributed to all registered students through Athena.

    Course managers

    Jonas Landberg and Andrea Dunlavy


    The course is examined through an online multiple-choice test, an oral presentation of a group assignment and an individually written take-home exam.

    The examination will be in English.

    For more information on examination, please see the course description.


    Jonas Landberg

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.

    The course schedule will also be available for registered students in Athena.

  • Course literature

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

    Study counsellor
    Study administrator
    Coordinator, master's programme
    Director of Studies, Basic and advanced levels