Geographic and social science approaches to population health offer a critical perspective on contemporary health concerns, including: HIV/AIDS, climate change and health, food security, the rise of non-communicable diseases, anti-microbial resistance, and migration and health. They consider how dynamic relationships between people, societies and their environments (natural, built, social) influence population health.
Subjects in the Health Geography Pathway explore distribution of infectious and non-communicable diseases; spatial approaches to population health; ecology of human health; health inequalities and the socio-political determinants of health; geographies of healthcare.
Skills associated with this pathway
Graduates of the Health Geography Pathway will gain skills in analysis of health and health inequalities, population health research methods, critical thinking and writing. Careers associated with studies in this pathway include: Program manager, international/community health; Health policy officer; Population/environmental health researcher.
RECOMMENDED COURSE STRUCTURE
Pathways are designed to help students identify geography subjects focused on a specific theme. Pathways are not formal degrees or qualifications, rather they are recommended groupings of similar or related subjects that students may choose to enrol in if they wish to develop an expertise in a specific topic of interest, or to build a particular skill base for their preferred career path.
- First year
SCIE20002: Human Sciences #2
GEOG20013: Introduction to health geography
GEOG20011: Global inequalities in the Anthropocene
GEOG20016: Fertility, Mortality and Social Change
GEOG20001: Society and Environments
GEOG20003: Environmental Politics and Management
GEOG20012: Post Conflict Development and Difference
GEOG20015: Environmental Change & the Human Journey
GEOG20017: Spatial Analysis in Geography
GEOG30019: Sustainable development
GEOG30026: East Timor field class
GEOG30021: The disaster resilient city
GEOG30007: China Field Class
GEOG30024: Africa: Environment, Development, People
GEOG30027: Local Sites, Global Connections
Further study or research
Where could this pathway take you? Here is a selection of possible careers.
- Commercial/residential surveyor
- Environmental consultant
- Geographical information systems officer
- Planning and development surveyor
- Town planner
- Nature conservation officer
- Transport planner
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