Introduction to Critical Theory for Transdisciplinary Health

Estimated cost: R1001 – R5000
Field Of Study: Transdisciplinary Health and Development Studies
Department Name: Sociology and Social Anthropology


The module develops ways to think critically about what is health from a number of perspectives, including philosophy, political theory, ethics, ethnography, public health and history. The broad framework lays the ground for the other core module on History, Politics and Ethics of Health and Development in Africa which is much more empirical and has a focus on concerns in Africa. To that end, the Critical Social Theory module covers a core set of concepts and approaches to establish a space for thinking critically about epistemology, ontology, and ethics, that explicitly engages the challenge of bringing together critical reflection and ethnographic approaches with applied and practice-based modalities of action and intervention.

Entry Requirement: Advanced Certificates/Diploma/or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Competence
Duration: 12 weeks
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: GM Dhelminie
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Latest Year Offered: 2017