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Geographies of Health - GEOP350

The health of individuals, communities and whole populations is inextricably linked to the places where they live. This unit explores understandings of health and well-being, social determinants, health inequalities and the role geography plays in mediating health. The unit investigates the impacts of the biophysical, social, economic and political environments on health, and the resulting geographies of infectious and degenerative disease in both developed and developing societies. Exploring policy options for addressing geographical differences in health is a central theme of the unit.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Kristian Ruming

39cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENVG322, ENVG350, GEOS318, GEOS319, GEOS322
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Geography and Planning

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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