Jun 14, 2024  
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GHHE 000/5352 - Geography of Health and Healthcare (3 cr.)



Description
The terrain is a critical determinant of human health worldwide. The social and natural environments in which we live, including housing, transportation, climate, and environmental pollution, have profound effects on health, as do the availability and accessibility of health care services. This course examines the complex geographies of health and the methods of mapping, spatial analysis and qualitative inquiry that are used to understand and analyze the inequalities in geographic distributions of health care services, access, utilization and policies. The geographic inequalities in health care worldwide; the geographic distribution and maldistribution of health services, the impacts of health service locations on access and utilization, the political economy of health care, how place environments affect health and well-being, and the provision of services to address specific kinds of health issues (infectious, chronic, environmental) in specific places will be addressed in the form of case studies.



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