Health and Population
University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5
Hours & Credits
Students develop an insight into the ways in which health is socially constructed
Students will understand various health systems and policies as implemeted in different parts of the world
Students will understand the link between globalization and health
Students will become familiar with the global burden of diseases
Students will understand the impact of climatechange and food security in health
Students will understand specific South African issues
Peoples? definition and values concerning health and illness and how these are socially determined and influenced by their membership in different groups The course will analyses how age, sex, family circumstances, ethnic background and social class influence attitudes, values and beliefs about health.
Various systems and policies will be analyzed and compared
Various global issues e.g. climate change, food security etc will be discussed
The contemporary South African context will be examined
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.