Health Equity and Human Rights
Health Equity and Human Rights 2022-23
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 1
Workshops will introduce you to the main theoretical concepts in health equity and human rights and provide you with an opportunity to explore these topics by considering real-world case studies.
A lecture series will also provide an understanding of human rights and the skills needed to foster health equity. These lectures will also give specific guidance on how to apply these skills in a health setting. Each lecture will be accompanied by a reading list accessible through the University library.
Assessments will enable you to evidence your knowledge in an essay and demonstrate your applied understanding in a report on an intervention that you have implemented to promote health equity in your workplace.
Topics may include: Social justice theory The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) Health equality, equity and disparity Discrimination Protected characteristics Root causes of health inequity Social exclusion theory Measuring health equity The link between prevention and health equity Influencing policy
-threshold -C+ to C-•Limited insight into the social, economic, and cultural complexities of health equity•Some knowledge of concepts relating to health equity and human rights•Understanding of the main concepts, but with factual errors in non-core concepts•Limited analysis showing only obvious points of evaluation and links between ideas•Highly limited originality in approach, interpretation, and/or voice•Highly limited evidence of independent research •Arguments presented but lack coherence with evidence for only some claims•Focused but with some irrelevant material and weaknesses in structure •Acceptable presentation with appropriate expression•Attempt at correct format in appropriate referencing style -good -B+ to B-•Some insight into the social, economic, and cultural complexities of health equity•Strong knowledge of concepts relating to health equity and human rights•Clear understanding and mostly free of factual errors •Some analysis showing critical evaluation and links between ideas•Some originality in approach, interpretation, and/or voice•Some independent research •Coherent arguments with evidence for most claims•Focused and well structured•Good presentation with accurate and appropriate expression•Mostly correct format in appropriate referencing style -excellent -A* to A-•Insightful awareness into the social, economic, and cultural complexities of health equity•Comprehensive knowledge of concepts relating to health equity and human rights •Detailed understanding with no factual errors •Critical analysis showing evaluation and synthesis of ideas•Originality in approach, interpretation, and/or voice•Extensive independent research •Logically defended arguments with evidence for all claims•Highly focused and well structured •Excellent presentation with accurate and appropriate expression•Correct format in appropriate referencing style
- Appreciate how social, economic, and health factors may discriminate against groups with protected characteristics, and critically evaluate interventions to mitigate such discrimination.
- Critically understand concepts of equity and evaluate inclusive approaches to promote health with respect for human rights.
- Design and implement inclusive, equitable, and sustainable approaches for promoting health and wellbeing.
- Understand and critically engage with debates on the principles, practices, policies, and legislation for equity in the health and wellbeing of future generations.
Report on an intervention that you have implemented to promote health equity in your workplace. If you have not been involved with implementing an intervention, you can report on a hypothetical intervention.
Essay evidencing your critical knowledge of health equity and human rights.