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The purpose of this course is to introduce the 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), introduce them to operationalize and surveys the empirical research linking each to population health status.

Assessment

This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.

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Course Credit:   Harvard University

Course Curriculum

Welcome and Administration
Navigating through the Course 00:06:00
Video: Meet the Instructors 00:05:00
Week 1: Introduction to Social Determinants of Health
Video: Introduction to Health and Society 00:03:00
Video: Life Expectancy: A Tale of 2 Countries 00:15:00
Video: Upstream versus Downstream Approaches 00:07:00
Video: Running Errands in a Massachusetts Suburb 00:03:00
Video: The Immigration Effect & The Strategy of Prevention (Part 1) 00:02:00
Video: The Immigration Effect & The Strategy of Prevention (Part 2) 00:07:00
Video: Case History 00:14:00
Video: The Prevention Paradox (Part 1) 00:07:00
Video: The Prevention Paradox (Part 2) 00:07:00
Video: Normality vs. Abnormality 00:10:00
Video: Week 1 Wrap up 00:01:00
Week 2: Socio-economic Status (SES) and Health
Video: SES and Mortality – Titanic Case Study (Part 1) 00:05:00
Video: SES and Mortality – Titanic Case (Part 2) 00:06:00
Video: SES Gradient in Health Today 00:04:00
Video: Reverse Causation 00:08:00
Video: Confounding 00:08:00
Video: Schooling Interventions 00:06:00
Video: Importance of Early Childhood Education 00:08:00
Video: Quasi-Experiments and SES 00:09:00
Video: Explanations for the Association Between Schooling and Health 00:13:00
Video: Week 2 Wrap up 00:01:00
Week 3: Income Inequality and Health
Video: Absolute Income Effect (Part 1) 00:06:00
Video: Absolute Income Effect (Part 2) 00:11:00
Video: Social Comparisons and Relative Deprivation (Part 1) 00:03:00
Video: Social Comparisons and Relative Deprivation (Part 2) 00:03:00
Video: Social Comparisons and Relative Deprivation (Part 3) 00:09:00
Video: Social Comparisons and Relative Deprivation (Part 4) 00:10:00
Video: Contextual Effect of Income Inequality (Part 1) 00:09:00
Video: Contextual Effect of Income Inequality (Part 2) 00:14:00
Video: Relative Rank 00:13:00
Week 4: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
Video: Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health (Part 1) 00:03:00
Video: Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health (Part 2) 00:16:00
Video: Race, SES, and Health 00:12:00
Video: The Construct of Race 00:10:00
Video: Racial Discrimination (Part 1) 00:02:00
Video: Racial Discrimination (Part 2) 00:11:00
Video: Impact of Discrimination over Life Course and across Domains 00:10:00
Video: Internalized Discrimination 00:05:00
Video: Week 4 Wrap up 00:01:00
Week 5: Social Networks, Social Support, and Health
Video: Social Network Characteristics and Functions (Part 1) 00:06:00
Video: Social Network Characteristics and Functions (Part 2) 00:10:00
Video: Social Support (Part 1) 00:08:00
Video: Social Support (Part 2) 00:08:00
Video: Gender Differences in Social Support (Part 1) 00:14:00
Video: Gender Differences in Social Support (Part 2) 00:05:00
Video: Gender Differences in Intergenerational Support 00:09:00
Video: Spread of Obesity through Social Networks (Part 1) 00:07:00
Video: Spread of Obesity through Social Networks (Part 2) 00:09:00
Video: Randomized Controlled Trials of Social Support Provision 00:13:00
Video: Week 5 Wrap up 00:01:00
Week 6: Neighborhood Influences on Health
Video: Compositional versus Contextual Effects (Part 1) 00:08:00
Video: Compositional versus Contextual Effects (Part 2) 00:09:00
Video: Compositional versus Contextual Effects (Part 3) 00:01:00
Video: Compositional versus Contextual Effects (Part 4) 00:01:00
Video: Ecologic Fallacy (Part 1) 00:10:00
Video: Ecologic Fallacy (Part 2) 00:09:00
Video: Challenges in Neighborhood Research 00:07:00
Video: Neighborhood Influences on Health (Part 1) 00:06:00
Video: Neighborhood Influences on Health (Part 2) 00:05:00
Video: Methods to Address Endogeneity (Part 1) 00:07:00
Video: Methods to Address Endogeneity (Part 2) 00:12:00
Video: Week 6 Wrap up 00:01:00
Week 7: Social Capital, Social Cohesion, and Health
Video: Social Capital Definition and Functions 00:15:00
Video: Social Capital and Natural Disaster: 1995 Chicago Heat Wave (Part 1) 00:12:00
Video: Social Capital and Natural Disaster: 1995 Chicago Heat Wave (Part 2) 00:06:00
Social Capital and Natural Disaster: 2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Part 1) 00:08:00
Social Capital and Natural Disaster: 2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Part 2) 00:04:00
Social Capital and Natural Disaster: 2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Part 3) 00:09:00
Video: Building Social Capital 00:06:00
Week 8: Psychosocial Work Environment
Video: Ingredients of Job Stress (Part 1) 00:04:00
Video: Ingredients of Job Stress (Part 2) 00:12:00
Video: Demands/Control Model of Job Stress 00:06:00
Video: Job Redesign 00:08:00
Video: Non-standard Work and Job Insecurity 00:10:00
Video: Causal Associations between Job Stressors and Health 00:12:00
Video: Work/Life Balance and Gender Differences in Job Strain 00:14:00
Video: Week 8 Wrap up 00:01:00
Thank You
Thank you 00:01:00
Assessment
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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