This e-learning module will introduce you to the concept of health inequalities and health inequity. It will consider the causes of unequal health outcomes between individuals and groups and will go on to think about why this matters – to patients, to communities, and to the health system as a whole.
What will I be able to do at the end of this module?
1. Describe the concepts of health inequalities, health inequity, and explain the ‘Inverse Care Law’.
2. Understand the social determinants of health and the role of healthcare in determining health outcomes
3. Consider the place of primary care in reducing health inequity.