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Ethnicity Health and Health Care

This module is concerned with a critical sociological examination of the concepts of race and ethnicity and an investigation of the relationship between ethnicity, health and healthcare.

It examines the ethnic patterning of physical and mental health and the delivery of health care to minority ethnic communities, primarily within the UK but with reference to other societies where relevant.

In so doing it addresses some specific topics such as maternal health, asylum seeker and refugee communities, gypsies and travellers the role of minority ethnic workers in the delivery of healthcare in the UK, and the management of diversity. It also aims to critically assess the nature and impact of policies to address ethnic inequalities in health. 

The assessment will take the form of a phase test and an essay.

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with the NMC / HPC or other relevant professional body. ESSENTIAL
  • Undertaken successful level 4/5 academic study. ESSENTIAL
  • Currently be employed in practice and have the support of their manager in undertaking the module. ESSENTIAL
  • Have a named mentor in clinical practice throughout the duration of the module. ESSENTIAL

Key information

Module Category: HEST
Module Code: 3119
Module Credits: 15
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Mary Larkin
T: +44 0116 257 7985


Not running this year, 2014.

Return to study

This is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard.

If it is sometime since you undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking some self-directed academic updating around returning to study.

More information can be found here


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