Critical perspectives on health and disease
Would you like to be able to view medical and health research in a broader perspective?
Most researchers in the medical and health sciences focus on health and disease, either directly or indirectly. But what do these basic concepts mean and what do they entail? Arguing that there is hardly a single answer to these questions, this course explores a variety of theories and perspectives on health, sickness, and suffering. Specifically, the course will critically examine the various ways in which human health and disease is understood and engaged with in medicine, biology, and epidemiology, as well as from historical, epistemological, anthropological and sociological perspectives.
The objective of the course is to make you able to view medical and health research in a broader perspective, see your research questions in new light, and add to your abilities to interpret data.
More information at University of Oslo's webpage.