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Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

07
Апрель

Social Inequality in Health across the Life Course

2023/2024
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
5
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

Преподаватель

Course Syllabus

Abstract

A life-course perspective is used to see the role of the timing, mechanisms, intermediary factors, and resources that shape social inequalities over life. Lower levels of income and education and low-status professions are all associated with poorer health (physical, mental well-being, functional limitations, and others). The evidence indicates that social inequalities in health persist from young age to later life. We will read scientific papers and discuss the main concepts that are used in the approach to see the process of forming health inequality.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze the mechanisms of social inequalities in health across the life course
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • be able to conduct studies and present its results in the form of an oral presentation with visual material
  • be able to juxtapose theoretical concepts with the analysis of social inequalities in health
  • be able to read and critically discuss academic articles with different empirical study designs
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction
  • Сonceptual life-course mechanisms
  • Cumulative advantage/disadvantage (CAD) theory and the age as leveller (AAL) hypothesis
  • The influence of social context on health across the life course
  • Integrate life course approach Into health disparities interventions
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class assignments
    The grade will be calculated as an average score for all types of written activities during the seminars. The grade is rounded according to the rules of arithmetic at the end of the module. *A student can take a missed test in case of a missed class for an official reason, confirmed by documents. Retakes are allowed within the 15-day period after the test (at the next class).
  • non-blocking Presentation at the end of the course (Final exam)
    A group of 4-5 students present the results of a project they have done during the course. The project describes the effects of social factors on health throughout the life course. Project evaluation criteria: presentation timing, compliance with the course topics, description of social inequality in health, relevance of the project, discussion and comparison of several life course mechanisms of social inequality in health, list of references, clarity of presentation, lack of errors, answers to questions from the teacher and the audience. The project should be discussed in stages at workshops.
  • non-blocking Participation in class discussions
    Students are responsible for notifying the teacher of their absence due to an extenuating circumstance or illness prior to the missed class (by email or in-person). Classes missed due to illness or an extenuating circumstance are excluded from the calculation of the accumulated grade. Students who missed more than 10 seminar hours due to illness or an extenuating circumstance have to provide home assignments for missed seminars in a written form notlater than 2 weeks before the final examination. Assignments, requirements and recommendations are provided individually by email upon request from the student. The in-class participation part of the grade is not subject to retakes. Seminar grades for tests and presentations can be improved at the beginning of the next seminar by giving a short presentation (the topic must be agreed with the teacher in advance). Retakes are allowed within the 15-day period after the seminar (at the next seminar). If homework/presentation is submitted after the deadline, the grade is 10% lower. If homework/presentation is submitted after the deadline a day or more later, the grade is 30% lower.
  • non-blocking Group presentation in class
    Group presentations of homework results
  • non-blocking Final first module test
    intermediate control
  • non-blocking Participation in class discussions
  • non-blocking Group presentation in class
  • non-blocking In-class assignments
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 1st module
    Group presentation in class * 0.25 + In-class assignments (2 tests)* 0.2 + Participation in class discussions * 0.35 + Final 1 module test*0,2
  • 2023/2024 2nd module
    Group presentations in class* 0.25 + In-class assignments (3 tests)* 0.25 + Participation in class discussions * 0.3+ Final presentation at the end of the course (Final exam)* 0.2
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Handbook of Life Course Health Development. (2018). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47143-3
  • Social background and the demographic life course: Cross-national comparisons. (2021). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-67345-1

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Back, K. W., & American Association for the Advancement of Science. (2018). Life Course : Integrative Theories And Exemplary Populations. New York, NY: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2204186