Introduction to the social determinants of health

Content
5 modules

Difficulty
Basic

Rating

Course Length
90 mins

Instructor
RCP London E-learning

Price
£15 - 30

Description

This course is an introduction to health inequalities and the social determinants of health.

It clearly sets out the significant health inequalities that exist in our society and the main drivers of these inequalities, which are rooted in social, economic and environmental circumstances. It aims to increase clinicians’ understanding of their role in tackling these issues, providing clear practical actions which can be taken.

Objectives

This course will help you to:

Module 1

  • recognise the scale of health inequalities globally and nationally
  • define key terms such as life expectancy, disability-free life expectancy, healthy life expectancy
  • recall the wider factors that determine health and isolate the most influential
  • show how inequalities are shaped by the social determinants of health, are socially graded, and develop over the life course (life course epidemiology)
  • identify why we should be concerned with health inequalities

 

Module 2

  • recall what it takes to reduce the social gradient of health
  • identify the six areas of action required to reduce the social gradient of health
  • define how deprivation in each area of action will affect an individual’s health
  • state what good health looks like in each area and what could be done to achieve it

 

Module 3

  • identify at what level medical professionals can influence the social determinants of health
  • recognise five key themes in which health professionals can take action towards the social determinants of health

    Certificate

    By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate SDH Certificate

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    SDH Module 1: Understanding health inequalities
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    SDH Module 2: How to tackle health inequality in the UK
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    SDH Module 3: Role of the health professionals
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    SDH Assessment
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    Introduction to the social determinants of health end-of-course survey
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    Added about 1 month ago, by SAMANTHA
     
    Added about 1 month ago, by Alexander
     
    Added about 1 month ago, by Clare
    yes, very relevant and a topic area where teaching is often neglected
     
    Added about 1 month ago, by TAHSEEN
     
    Added about 1 month ago, by Katie
     
    Added about 1 month ago, by Anonymous
    An excellent course that provides a thorough review of the topic
     
    Added about 1 month ago, by Anonymous
    Interesting course. Good to see these issues from a wider perspective. Will definitely change the way I look at health inequalities. I guess if all doctors change their practice just a little bit, it can have a huge impact on the whole population.
     
    Added about 1 month ago, by Michael
    Excellent introduction to this important topic. I defy anyone not familiar with this area to complete the course in an hour if all the videos, etc. are to be seen, and the information retained. It has taken me over 3 hours! Perhaps I am just slow on the uptake?!
     
    Added about 1 month ago, by Kelly
    Excellent Course

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