UCL Health and Society Summer School - Social Determinants of Health, 3-7 July 2017, London, UK

Publish Date: Feb 02, 2017

Deadline: Jun 12, 2017

Event Dates: from Jul 03, 2017 12:00 to Jul 07, 2017 12:00

About the summer school 

The one week non-residential UCL Health and Society summer school: Social Determinants of Health will be held from 3rd to 7th July 2017 at UCL in central London. The summer school is organised by the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. It provides an in-depth assessment of the social determinants of health from a global research, policy and governance perspective. Participants will have numerous opportunities for discussion over the one week course.

Professor Sir Michael Marmot will open the summer school with a presentation on the social determinants of health and close the week with a lecture and discussion on national and international policy development.

Topics covered

  • Social determinants of health
  • Social stratification
  • Social-biological translation
  • Early child development
  • Work and health
  • Life course epidemiology
  • Gender and health
  • Mental health
  • Oral health
  • Disability, inequality and human rights
  • Russian mortality
  • Tackling health inequalities
  • Public health, health inequalities and ethics
  • Social determinants, health inequalities and policy development
  • Global governance and health policy


The course is non-residential. You will need to arrange your own accommodation in London if necessary.

We recommend UoL accommodation. We advise that if you book through this website you choose to stay at either College Hall or Connaught Hall; both 5 minutes walk away from UCL campus, or International Hall which is 10 minutes walk away. The rooms cost from £50.00 per night. We can provide you with a list of other accommodation (varying rates) within walking distance of the summer school on request. Alternatively please try the UCL accommodation page which provides a number of suggestions for visitors to UCL. If you prefer university accommodation rather than a hotel, then we advise you to arrange this as soon as possible because it can get booked up quite early.

For more details please contact: Miss Sophie Skinner (Summer school administrator)

T: +44 (0) 20 7679 1680
F: +44 (0) 20 3108 3354
E: s.skinner@ucl.ac.uk

Frequently asked questions

Who is the summer school designed for?

The summer school is designed for two types of participant: those who already work in the field of public health and who want to refresh their knowledge of population health, and those who are considering a career in public health or related research such as social epidemiology and health policy (national and global). Our course is multi-disciplinary. There will be an opportunity to network with other participants prior to arrival at the summer school, details of this will be made available once payment is received.

Where will the summer school be held?

The summer school will be held at UCL which is located in central London, close to Regent's Park, the British Museum, the British Library and West End shops and theatres.

Summer school hours

The full programme will run Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am – 5pm approximately with additional events on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Who are the teaching staff?

The course director is Dr Ruth Bell, and the co-directors are Professor Eric Brunner and Dr Anne Peasey. Teaching staff include senior academics from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, and the UCL Institute of Health Equity. Teaching staff include Professor Mel Bartley, Prof Martin Bobak, Prof Peter Goldblatt, Prof Nora Groce, Prof Rebecca Hardy, Prof Yvonne Kelly, Prof Sir Michael Marmot, Dr Anne McMunn, Dr Hynek Pikhart, Prof Marcus Richards, Prof Amanda Sacker, Dr Sebastian Taylor, Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram, and Prof Richard Watt.

Are the courses accredited?

All participants will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance. Faculty of Public Health CPD credits can be claimed and one ECTS credit may be claimed.

How much is the summer school?

The fee for the summer school is £880 per applicant. This includes all course materials and a supplementary reading list, library and internet access, lectures and seminars by senior staff – approximately 30 contact hours, guest speakers, lunches, morning & afternoon tea, and social events.

Are there early bird discounts that I can apply for?

Yes, you can save £100 per applicant if you pay by the early bird deadline of Monday 15th May 2017.

The early bird fee of £780 per applicant is available to all applicants whose payment is received no later than 15th May 2017.

Are there group discounts?

Yes, group discounts are available for groups of 3 or more people applying at the same time and paying by Monday 15th May 2017.

The cost is £720 per applicant for group payments received by Monday 15th May 2017.

Are there any scholarships?

Yes, there is one scholarship available this year. Once you have completed the standard online booking form for the summer school, please review selection criteria for the scholarship and complete the scholarship application form if you think that you are eligible.

Is there a deadline for applications to the summer school?

Yes, the deadline for applying is Monday 12th June 2017. Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications after this date.

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