The course offers a theoretical framework for critical reflections of issues related to social and cultural aspects of health, illness, sickness and disease.
The main topics are:
Knowledge and understanding
Students are expected to understand
Skills and competences
Students are expected to demonstrate ability to
Students are expected to
Home assignment (a written essay) on a given topic (2-3,000 words), written in English. The students will be given one week to write the home assignment. This paper is compulsory, and has to be written individually. The home assignment should be handed in online. The assignment will be graded as approved or not approved. Attendance to lectures and seminars is mandatory.
The final exam consists of an individual take home exam on a given topic. The writing time is 2 weeks and the text should not exceed 2500 words (excluding references). The exam is to be handed in online as specified in the exam text. Students must have delivered and gotten the obligatory assignment approved before taking the exam. Language: English. Grading scale: A-E equals passed, F equals failed.
If a student fails the course, an examination re-sit will be organised. Students with valid absence from the exam will be offered a re-scheduled examination. See examination regulations.