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Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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SOSI0211 Health, society and health policy 3 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Mikko Niemelä

Learning outcomes

The course aims at deepening students’ knowledge about sociological and socio-political perspectives on health. After completing the course, the students will have a more profound understanding of the central features and critical aspects of sociological research on health and health policy.


Students will be introduced to a given special field in sociology (health, society and health policy) by examining relevant literature on the field.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English

The exam is taken through the Electronic Exam service:

Book exam consists of essay questions. The student is expected to write an outlined answer based on the reading materials. The questions will commonly relate to a particular chapter, or a key theme or concept, in the reading materials.


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Written exam:

Blank & Burau: Comparative Health Policy (chapters 1–4 and 7–8)

White: An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Social Research
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Social Research
Social Research
Finnish Study Modules
Department of Social Research
Social Policy
Social Work
Economic Sociology