History, Politics and Ethics of Health and Development in Africa

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


The module examines the techniques, practices, and lived experiences of health and development policies and programs worldwide from an historical and contemporary perspective. It seeks to apply a critical perspective to the role of health and development policies and programs, and to explore how these programs affect the lives of individuals and communities. The module explores the political economy of health and development, globalization and marginalization, social structures and axes of inequality, disparities in morbidity and mortality, agency and identity. We will juxtapose past and present within many sessions in order to emphasize the relevance of historical precedent and to use our understanding of history as a tool of analysis and critique.

Entry Requirement: Advanced Certificates/Diploma/or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Competence
Duration: 12
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: GM Dhelminie
Contact Person Email: genay@sun.ac.za
Latest Year Offered: 2017