Sep 21, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022

GEOG 256 - Medical Geography


This course examines the geographical dimensions of health and disease, emphasizing global and domestic public health issues. Key approaches and themes include the social determinants of health; how place influences individual health; epidemiological mapping and spatial analysis; environmental health; environmental justice; the relationship among demographic change, economic development, and population health; the geography of pandemics; the disease ecology approach to infectious and vector-borne diseases; and the challenges of “global health” in the 21st century, with special emphasis on “emerging infectious diseases.” Offered every year. (4 Credits)