Social perspectives on mental health, welfare and normality
7.5 credits cr.
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This course deals with mental health from a public policy perspective. Mental health is considered in relation to gender, ethnicity and social class. Participants will discuss the definitions and methods used in epidemiological studies and follow the 1900s’ discourse on mental health. The theoretical grounds for the “sociology of health and illness”, social capital and the “new public health” will also be examined.
Suitable for combination with other advanced level courses within the Master’s programme such as Mental Disabilty – Life-trajectories and life realizations, 7.5 HEC’s and Mental Disability – The service user perspective, 7.5 HEC’s to gain a deeper knowledge of public mental health issues and the living conditions of persons with mental disabilities.