Health and Social Inequalities from a Gender, ethnicity and disability perspective

Degree: 1
Year: 4
Study program: Social work

Holder: Darja Zaviršek
Collaborator(s): Uršula Lipovec Čebron, Sara Pistotnik, Ana Marija Sobočan


Subject content:

Identification of socio-economic factors as the key factors of people's health. The emphasis is laid on socio-economic factors which negatively influence women's health. Class, gender and ethnicity effects access to health services and resources, and the influence of poverty on people's health in the global perspective. Biopolitics and commodification of the body. Body and health as the intersection of social discourses. Comparative epidemiological studies and case studies. Health and the labour market. Stress and health. Mental health and inequalities. Food as a political question. Eating disorders. Women's reproductive health and new technologies. Ethical dilemmas concerning the body and health. Health and social work. The influence of caring work on women's health. Suicide. The influence of violence on women's health.