About the education
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.
Subject: Social Work
Are you someone who is interested in social issues and people’s life situations? Then social work may be just what you’re looking for. Social work is a social science field dealing with the causes and consequences of social problems on individual, group and societal level. Central to the field are different perspectives on social issues and processes of change, including an international comparative one. Important points of departure for social work are theories of human behavior, social systems and human interaction with the environment. Social work studies will provide you with the tools to analyze different types of social interventions aimed at handling and alleviating social problems. Social work studies also give you the tools to design interventions for the prevention and remediation of social problems―interventions needed both in work with individuals, families, groups and the local community as well as in development, planning and research tasks in other parts of the society.
Area of interest: Human, Social and Political Sciences, and Law
Are you interested in human beings and society? How we function individually and together, what drives us, our learning processes, how rules and laws have been established, and how we interact with each other? If that is the case we have a lot to offer.
This area of interest covers anything from Pedagogy, Psychology and Gender Studies, to Statistics, Political Science, Law and many other subjects. Their common denominator is the relation between human beings and society, independent analytical thinking and often an international perspective.