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UGRD > EEOS > 256

Health and Medical Geography

This course will introduce students to health and medical geography as an applied social science, emphasizing the role that place plays in human health and well-being, and updating the notion that geography is merely an inventory of places. Through basic geographic concepts and tools, this course will examine different aspects of health and medicine that underscore the interactions of humans with each other and with their physical and social environments. Topics include: the role that the physical and human environments play in health and medicine; an introduction to basic spatial analysis methods; map interpretation; models of diffusion; spatial aspects of health care delivery, health care policies, as well as environmental settings and resource issues.

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