Society and Policy

  • Society and Policy



The Society and Policy major focuses on the relationships between health science, health governance, bioethics, and society. It comprises an interdisciplinary core based on 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 acquire core knowledge and skills relevant to health employment and sector-defined competencies. This includes some of the Aotearoa New Zealand generic public health competencies (PHANZ 2007), and some of the Aotearoa health promotion competencies (Health Promotion Forum 2012), including bioethics competencies that are specific to this major.

They will also 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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University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
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Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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