May 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GHY 4005 - Geography of Health and Disease (3)

When Offered: Spring
This course provides an understanding of medical geography, a field that focuses on geographical aspects of health and diseases. Medical geography deals with human-environment interactions and the influence these interactions have on public health. The course will focus on the geographical patterns of health and disease from the view point of populations rather than individuals, using three main approaches to medical geography research: ecological approaches analyzing relationships between people and their environments; social approaches, including political economy and socio-behavioral approaches; and spatial approaches employing maps and spatial statistics to identify patterns of single and associated variables.