Society and Policy

  • Society and Policy

Qualifications

Overview

The Society and Policy major will focus on the relationship between health science, health governance, bioethics and society. It will comprise an interdisciplinary core based in sociology of health, policy issues in health technology and health delivery at the local, national and global levels, together with research training in qualitative and quantitative social science research methods.

Graduates of the Society and Policy major will have acquired core knowledge and skills relevant to health employment and sector-defined competencies such as some of the New Zealand generic public health competencies (PHANZ 2007) and some of the New Zealand health promotion competencies (Health Promotion Forum 2012), including competencies in bioethics which are specific to this major.

In addition, they will have in-depth knowledge in an area of specialisation relating to health policy, health geography, bioethics and social issues relating to health.

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Phone +64 3 369 3333Email educationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

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Postal address College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha Private Bag 4800 Christchurch 8140 New Zealand

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