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Health and Society

Harvard University via edX

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The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major social variables—social class, race, gender, poverty, income distribution, social networks/support, community cohesion, the work and neighborhood environment—that affect population health.

The course covers the theoretical underpinnings of each construct (e.g. "race" as a social category), and surveys the empirical research linking each to population health status. Methods are introduced to operationalize each construct for the purposes of empirical application in epidemiologic research.

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Taught by

Ichiro Kawachi and Monica Wang


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Fernando P
5.0 4 years ago
Fernando completed this course.
I thought that the class was informative and was a good introduction in the field epidemiology.

The professor used various case-studies to make the material comprehensible and relatable to experiences that the students might see in everyday life.
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