Subject: Geography
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 2 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Geography and Planning


Provides students with an introduction to health geography, examining the development of the subdiscipline and its potential contributions as an approach for health-related research. It considers the ecological relationship between humans and disease, as well as the spatial patterns of health and health care. Additionally, lectures and readings will explore the use of geographic techniques and tools, including cartography, GIS and remote sensing, in health studies. In addition to the lectures and in-class discussions, a variety of supplemental readings will be assigned.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit units of GEOG courses with at least 3 credit units at the 300-level

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