Course dates

November 3rd - December 2nd, 2020

Course plan

Course content

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 association 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 managers

Examinator: Tomas Hemmingsson

More information

This course is offered in collaboration with the Master’s programme in public health sciences: Societal and individual perspectives. The teaching occasions are to be attended jointly with the master students.

An updated literature list for Autumn 2020 is presented PH004F1 Literature list, Autumn 2020 (122 Kb) , and all registered students will get access to more detailed information in the course site in Athena.


If you are interested in taking the course, please send an email to study administrator Linda Rämö,