Skip to 0 minutes and 13 seconds I’m Dr. Tracey Farragher, a lecturer public health epidemiology. And epidemiology is around understanding diseases and inequalities in the conditions across maybe a population. And that’s what this course is really about. Trying to understand how we look at associations between risk factors and diseases. And some of the common risk factors, such as social inequalities. So why did different groups of people have different lifestyle factors? So some areas are more likely to smoke, drink heavily, have poor diet, but we try and look at those socioeconomic factors that might drive an individual’s risk of having those lifestyle factors. So we’re looking at what we call upstream.
Skip to 0 minutes and 59 seconds In the course, we’re going to look at it from a UK perspective. But we’re going to bring lots of examples of the global perspective. And in the final section of the course, we’re going to look at the inequalities in health across the globe, because different conditions are more prevalent in different areas of the world. This course is really for a wide range of people. For example, those that are interested in health stories that they might see in the newspapers, that they’re interested in their own health. But also trying to understand why there might be inequalities in health or trying to understand why government policies might be helping or not helping to improve inequalities in health.
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