Health and Population

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Health and Population

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Sociology

  • Language Level

    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.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes

    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

    Main Content

    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

Course Disclaimer

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.


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