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Human health and wellbeing are profoundly shaped by the environments in which we live. This course examines the influence of the physical, built and social aspects of the environment on health and wellbeing. In addition to gaining increased understanding of health-environment interactions, students will develop skills in tracking environmental exposures and in presenting research findings in both written and oral formats.
Upon successful completion of GEOG325, students should:Be able to critically appraise some key theoretical frameworks in the geography of health.Understand some of the ways in which health is shaped by place and environmentBe aware of some of the geographical data and methods associated with the study of health and place.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
30 points of Geography at 200 level; or 30 points from Science, Arts or Health Sciences.
There are two lectures per week (duration of 1 hour each).There are six labs / tutorials (duration of 2 hours each).
Prerequisites: 30 points from Geography at 200 level; or30 points from Science, Arts or Health Sciences.Restrictions:GEOG322Recommended preparation: N/A
Domestic fee $877.00
International fee $4,438.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
School of Earth and Environment