Social Determinants: The Most Important Factors Affecting Premature Death

Social Determinants: The most absent part of medical education, yet the most effective in reducing premature death.

Imran Mohammed
Imran Mohammed

Course Overview

Addressing Social Determinants of health, defined as inequalities in Social, Environmental and Economic conditions, according to WHO, can prevent approximately 85% of all premature deaths. Social Determinants of health are the most important aspect of medicine. The deliberate lack of focus on these underlying causes of health in standard medical education leads to unethical, harmful, and discriminatory care. This course will teach how to incorporate this essential knowledge in your clinical practice to provide dignified and equitable care.


  • Individuals will be able to understand and define Social Determinants of health.

  • Individuals will understand Social Determinants of Health as the leading cause of premature death.

  • Individuals will understand how addressing Social Determinants reduces morbidity and mortality in their patients.

  • Individuals will understand that by centralising Social Determinants of heath, patients will receive more dignified and less harmful care without having to over rely on prescription drugs, the third leading cause of death


  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    Defining Social Determinants as economic and social conditions that define health outcomes

  • 15 min - 45 min

    Why Social Determinants is important in ethical care: By addressing Social determinants of health we are respecting the rights and dignity of the each individual and the underlying root causes of their health concerns

  • 45 min - 1.25 hrs

    Social Determinants as cause and prevention of Global health diseases: Understanding how inequalities in social and economic conditions lead to disproportionate disease burden and suffering eg. Malaria, TB and Hook worm

  • 1.25 hrs - 1.75 hrs

    Social determinants as cause and prevention of Heart Disease: Understanding how inequalities in social and economic conditions lead to disproportionate disease burden and suffering

  • 1.75 hrs - 2 hrs

    Social determinants as cause and prevention of Cancer: Understanding how inequalities in social and economic conditions lead to disproportionate disease burden and suffering

  • 2 hrs - 2.25 hrs

    Prescription drugs as the third leading cause of death: By focusing on Social Determinants we practice less harmful more respectful and dignified care.


  • Janice H. (United States of America)

    This is an important perspective to keep in mind when examining your patient's root cause of disharmony and disease.

  • Kathryn F. (United States of America)

    Very thoughtful and important presentation.

  • Teresa L. (Canada)

    This is one of the best Ethics courses I have ever taken. It is done in such a lively manner that makes you want to participate in it. It is full of interesting clinical stories from both the author and other great medical professionals. I highly recommend this course.

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Imran Mohammed

Imran has over 20 years experience as a Clinician, Teacher, Herbalist and Acupuncturist. His Biomedical degree informs his practice and teaching. Imran is passionate about supporting fellow practitioners to understand and critically apply both Biomedical and Chinese medical systems


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More Details
  • CEUs:

    Approved By: NCCAOM (2), Standard Certificate (2), Florida (2)

    Pending: California

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 2.25 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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