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Community, Sustainable Health and Well-Being (SIR019)

The module will introduce an innovative range of state-of-the-art perspectives bringing together empirical research grounded in social processes with a distinctive concern with the contemporary world of inter-connected public policy and partnership working. It thus aims to equip course members with a broad, research-based, critical understanding of key aspects of the locally structured nature of health, relationships between social capital and health, and relationships between the economic and material environment, public services and positive community well-being. Topics may include the experience of health and illness; sustainable health and regeneration; physical, social and material environments; social/health inequalities, including international comparative aspects; empowerment and public participation in health; well-being, ‘lifestyle’ and health promotion.