HSCI 340 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Occupational Safety And Health, Neoliberalism, Social Environment

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Hsci 340 week 2: introduction key concepts and critical approaches. Critical public health and critical health studies. Health and wellness, illness and disease relation to the evolution of medical power, public health and health promotion. Harvey 1990: the critical analytic process is one of deconstructing taken-for-granted concepts and theoretical relationships by asking how these taken-for-granted elements actually relate to wider oppressive structures and how these structures legitimatize and conceal their oppressive mechanisms . Key idea knowledge, facts and truth change over time. Old ideas slums of victorian england 1800s. R. virchow upper silesia hunger typhys (1821-1902) John snow broad street pump,1831-1854, tens of thousands died of cholera. Historians and health experts tell us that we have had two great revolutions in the course of public health: control of infectious diseases, notwithstanding our current challenges, battle against non-communicable diseases. Now moving from an illness model to a wellness model of health (raphael, 2012)

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