Health Inequalities & what to do about them
The summer school Health Inequalities & What to do about them? is a multidisciplinary summer school which combines the expertise of various expertise centres in the field of health. Led by experts from 6 participating faculties (Behavioural and Social Sciences, Arts, Medical Sciences & Dentistry, Law, Theology & Religious, Economics & Business), this unique programme consists of 5 modules which can be followed separately or as a 5-week course.
The summer school is centred around the question of what we can and should do about health inequalities. Without pretending to completely solve the problem, the course offers multidisciplinary tools for working towards solutions. This includes a study of health inequalities defined by demographic transitions, a focus on socio-economic disadvantages (also in terms of opportunities), the question of how the law can work towards equality, as well as – on a meta level – questions on what entails ‘good’ health and how it is historically and philosophically related to poverty.
The summer school is built on the idea that the problem of health inequalities is a ‘wicked’ and therefore interdisciplinary problem. It follows that ‘complexity thinking’ – involving interdisciplinary approaches and stakeholders – is crucial to the course. We not only welcome students from different fields of expertise, we also want to challenge and encourage them to think critically and consider approaches that go beyond their own academic framework. Students from various backgrounds are challenged to look beyond their academic background and analyse variations of strategies to their problem analysis.
This programme offers a chance to connect with peers during the educational programme as well as during the many social activities that will be organised.
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