University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

GEOG 2138 - Population and Health

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: GEST 2038, GEST 2016 or GEST 3016
Assessment: Reflective tutorial journal, Poster presentation, Research essay, Take home final task
Syllabus:

This course aims to introduce students to demographic and geographical perspectives in the study of population health. It provides students with the theoretical foundation, empirical knowledge, and analytical skills to unravel the linkages between the distribution and determinants of health-related states and the environment in populations. It examines health variations between diverse groups of the population differentiated by demographic and socio-economic characteristics and between different spatial scales with differing environmental characteristics and problems. There will be a particular focus on population mobility (migration, displacement) and health. As environmental pressures, especially climate change, intensify in many regions of the world, the interactions between migration and health will become significant. An increased understanding of the intersections between climate (environmental) change, migration, and human health is a pressing need to inform policy response. While this course focuses on the Australian population and health situations, students will learn about the significant population and health issues globally, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. The course will examine health and disease patterns, causal mechanisms, and different outcomes in populations and discuss what policy and interventions will be needed to address health challenges, including the consequential COVID-19 pandemics.

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Units
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Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12483 LE01 70 33 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
26 Apr - 31 May Tuesday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
15973 TU03 24 15 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 10am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
27 Apr - 1 Jun Wednesday 10am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
15974 TU02 24 4 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 1 Jun Wednesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
15975 TU01 24 16 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 1 Jun Wednesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room