PSY4106 – Health and society
Timeplan, pensum og eksamensdato
Kort om emnet
The course focuses on individual and community health and health disparities within a multicultural, global context. We examine different understandings of health, well-being and illness, how people cope and live with disease, and how health and illness is shaped by contextual factors. Migration and health will be an important focus.
Hva lærer du?
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and skills based on theory and research so that they are able to observe, understand, and eventually act upon, major factors detrimental to health and well-being in the contemporary society.
Students learn to engage in critical reflection and to take the multicultural perspective into account when planning, implementing and evaluating health initiatives with diverse populations.
Opptak og adgangsregulering
This is a course only admitted to master students.
Students who are admitted to study programmes or individual courses at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in StudentWeb.
International applicants, if you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
Only students admitted to the course may take part in instruction and tuition and sit for the examination.
The course is offered to students, who have been offered a place in the Master’s Degree Programme in Psychology – specialization Health-and social psychology (HESOPS). Students from other master’s programmes at the University of Oslo/ERASMUS may be admitted into this course by individual application to the department. The application has to include a confirmation from your department that the course can be a part of your degree. For international students: You need to attach a copy of your BA degree.
No prerequisites. A basic knowledge of health psychology is however recommended. Students might want to familiarize themselves with the basic topics through any introductory book in health psychology
5 credits against PSYC6509 - Health and Society
The teaching will be given through seminars and lectures in the autum semester. There will be 10 hours of lectures, and 6 hours of seminars. Attendance is compulsory in the field work assignments and at the group presentations.
Adgang til undervisning
A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, contingent on available capacity.
Compulsory activities will consist of:
- Fieldwork assignment with reflection notes
- Group presentation of an applied topic relevant for theme of the course
The course will be marked pass/fail.
ePhorus is a text recognition program that may be used on texts turned in as home exams at the Institute of Psychology. See more here
Ingen hjelpemidler er tillatt.
English. Students are allowed to write the two reflection notes in Norwegian, but the tasks will be given in English only.
The results from the assessment will be ready approximately 2 weeks after final submission. The exact date will be posted on the semester page, on Fronter, and/or send out to the student email.
Students are awarded either a passing or failing grade. The pass/fail scale is applied as an independent scale with only two possible results.
An external auditor regularly evaluates the academic quality of the course, including the form of exam used on the course.
Begrunnelse og klage
Adgang til ny eller utsatt eksamen
Students who due to illness or other valid reason of absence were unable to sit for their final exams may apply for participation in make-up exams. Make-up exams are arranged either later in the same semester or early in the semester following the exam in question. Documentation of valid reasons for absence from the regular exam must be submitted upon application to participate in make-up exams.
Students who have failed an exam and students who wish to re-take an exam to achieve a better grade may not participate in make-up exams, but must re-take the exam when it is regularly scheduled.
Trekk fra eksamen
A student can sit for this exam up to 3 times. If a student wishes to withdraw from the exam, s/he must do this in StudentWeb at least two weeks prior to the first day of the exam. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit for the exam.
Students may apply for access to alternative exam resources or exam forms on the basis of chronic illness and/or special needs that create a marked disadvantage to other students in the exam situation. Mothers who are breastfeeding may apply for extra time to complete the exam.
Evaluering av emnet
Feedback from our students is essential to us in our efforts to ensure and further improve the high quality of our programmes and courses. As a student at the University of Oslo you will therefore be asked to participate in various types of evaluation of our courses, facilities and services. All courses are subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students on a particular course to participate in a more comprehensive, in-depth evaluation of this course, a so called "periodic evaluation".