400146 :Primaire relaties
(Family Relationships)

General info

Instruction language Dutch
Type of Instruction Lectures, seminars, compulsory seminars (No data available yet)
Type of exams Assignments, presentation, final exam (Examination schedule)
Course load:6 ECTS credits
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I.A. van Deurzen-Pop (Coördinator)


After the course, students have to:

  • Have gained knowledge about theory and recent findings regarding health from a life-course perspective; -
  • Be able to derive conclusions regarding interventions and policies targeting nowadays relevant social problems in the field of social determinants of health.


Health is an important dimension of wellbeing and a central topic in sociology. The knowledge regarding the relationship between social and individual characteristics and health has clear policy implications and can bring a significant contribution to the better functioning of society and individuals.

This course has central the analysis of health from a life-course perspective. More specific the course is built around the following questions:

  • How is health in different periods in life shaped by individual and social characteristics?
  • What is the life course influence of specific situations that occur in a particular point in time?
  • Is the prevention of illness possible?



The final grade is made of the following components:

  • Average of 5 quizzes, where the lowest score does not count - individual grade (25%); -
  • Grade of the presentation during the debate - group grade (25%).
  • Grade of the written examination - individual grade (50%).
The grades of the three components can compensate.

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