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Health and Society

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major social variables that affect population health.

Start Date: Nov 15, 2013 Topics: General Health
Cost: Free

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About this Course Note - This is an Archived course This is a past/archived course. At this time, you can only explore this course in a self-paced fashion. Certain features of this course may not be active, but many people enjoy watching the videos and working with the materials. Make sure to check for reruns of this course. 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. Before your course starts, try the new edX Demo where you can explore the fun, interactive learning environment and virtual labs. Learn more. HarvardX pursues the science of learning. By registering as an online learner in an HX course, you will also participate in research about learning. Read our research statement to learn more.

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  • Dates: Nov 15, 2013
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Monica Wang, Ichiro Kawachi
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: EdX
  • Topics: General Health

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