38:351 Health, Place, and Environment [Herron]

Prerequisite: one of the following: 38:180, 90:154, or permission of instructor.

Where we live affects our health and our health affects our experience of where we live. This course provides a foundation in the geography of health and health care, a sub-discipline that studies the relationships between health, place, and space. Course topics include the spread of infectious diseases, health inequalities and the health of vulnerable populations, access to health care, aging, and rural health. Students will examine the contributions of geographic perspectives to health studies as well as the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives for understanding the geographical dimensions of health and health care in Canadian and international contexts.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Rachel Herron