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2017 Analyzing individual ‘health investments’ across the spheres of work, education and health care

Analyzing individual ‘health investments’ across the spheres of work, education and health care

Course title : Analyzing individual ‘health investments’ across the spheres of work, education and health care

Organiser/s: Professor Kristian Larsen, Aalborg University, Department of Learning and Philosophy and associate professor Ivan Harsløf, HiOA , Faculty of Social Sciences

Presenters:

Professor Kristian Larsen, Aalborg University, Department of Learning and Philosophy

Associate professor Ivan Harsløf, HiOA, Faculty of Social Sciences (Oslo)

Assistant Professor Leslie Dubbin, University of California, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Professor Karen Willis, Australian Catholic University, Faculty of Health Sciences

Associate professor Fran Collyer, The University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer Sasha Scambler, King's College London, Population and Patient Health

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Sophie Lewis, University of New South Wales, Australia, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Course description:

Analyzing individual ‘health investments’ across the spheres of work, education and health care

A growing focus on healthy life-style and the cultivation of the body is sweeping postindustrial societies. Strongly promoted by public health authorities, and likely stimulated by the growth of private sector medicine, to an increasing extent health has become an object of individual investments. Research suggest that such health investments, may give returns in terms of career development and smooth trajectories through education and health care systems.

This course presents and discusses recent approaches to the study of the reproduction of social positions, approaches that posit health and the body as an emerging domain for distinctive investments. Taking point of departure in the theories of Bourdieu, Goffman, Giddens, Rose and Bauman, the course proposes considering health assets as of increasing importance for the distribution of life-chances in the modern world.

On completion of the course, the PhD candidate has achieved the following learning outcomes, defined in terms of knowledge, skills, and general competence:

In terms of knowledge, the PhD candidate

  • is at the forefront of knowledge of the interplay between individual health behavior, institutional setting and societal development
  • has an in-depth understanding of theories on the modern and late modern society and their application in the analysis of health, inequalities and the reproduction of social positions

In terms of skills, the PhD candidate can

  • engage in the culture-analytical investigations of life-style, activities and objects demonstrating, to various extent, the possession of health assets
  • undertake studies of the ‘conversion’ of health assets into other valuable resources in fields such as the labour market or educational system
  • identify how specific theories imply certain empirical, technical and methodological choices, vice versa
  • develop, apply and critically discuss the central concepts derived from the course literature to his or her own research framework

In terms of general competence, the PhD candidate can

  • take part in discussions that cut across disciplines and empirical fields
  • engage in concept and theory development through critical reviews of prevailing theories and state of knowledge
  • disseminate in a cross-disciplinary and -thematic context his or hers own research project in terms of theory, data and research design

ECTS for students:

3 ECTS, additional 2 for paper.

Time: 18-20 September  2017

Venue: Copenhagen Aalborg University, A. C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 Copenhagen SW  Room to be announced

Deadline for registration:  20 August 2017

Max. no. of participants: 15-20

Registration: The Course is fully booked!

Contact:

Professor Kristian Larsen kl@learning.aau.dk if you have any questions regarding the academic content of the course

Contact Jeanette Arboe jma@learning.aau.dk,  if you have any questions regarding registration or other practical issues.

The Course is free of charge. You can cancel your registration until August 20th. Cancelation from August 20th will be charges with a fee of DKR 500,-

SEKRETARIAT

Program Director Lektor Lars Birch Andreasen
lba@learning.aau.dk
Phone 9940 2361

PhD secretary Jeanette Arboe
jma@learning.aau.dk
Phone 9940 3062