Transdisciplinary Health Research
Offers an integrated curriculum preparing social scientists to contribute their perspective to transdisciplinary public health research. Transdisciplinary research draws together in a common framework concepts and methods from different disciplines, in order to develop a comprehensive explanation of health problems and identify points at which the most effective intervention can occur to break the process leading to disease.
Contact Hours: TBA
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Medicine and Public Health|
Not currently offered
Previously offered in 2005, 2004
The knowledge presented will help prepare fellows, who normally have a prior background in the social sciences, to contribute the social science component of ‘transdisciplinary’ public health research in general, and clinical epidemiology research in particular. Transdisciplinary research draws together in a common framework concepts and methods from different disciplines, including biomedicine, in order to develop a more comprehensive explanation of health problems and to specify points at which the most effective intervention can occur to break the process that leads to disease. Thus, health social scientists need to be prepared to undertake research in collaboration with epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health economists, and other members of interdisciplinary health research teams.
Learning materials in this course will cover: Module 1: Introduction to Health Social Science Module 2: Transdisciplinary thinking in Health Social Science research Module 3: Heart disease in transdisciplinary perspective Module 4: Working in transdiscplinary teams - examples from an infection control study Module 5: Political economy perspective of pharmaceuticals Module 6: Gender, health and inequality Module 7: The provision of safe water in developing countries Module 8: Transdisciplinary approach to interventions
|Timetable||2016 Course Timetables for PUBH6200|