Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703004092014MEDICAL GEOGRAPHYElective474
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Aim of this course is to give fundamental information on medical geography as a subdiscipline of geography which is studying health and health systems in terms of geographical aspects. The course is structured using two major approaches to medical geography: ecological approach and social approach. Students are encouraged to view these two appraches as complimentary.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc.Prof.Dr. M.Kirami ÖLGEN
Learning Outcomes
1Understand the geographical dimensions of Health, Diseases and Society relations
2Understand the effects of Environmental change on Health
3Make the spatial analyse of disease and risk factors
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definiton of Medical Geography and its components Historical development of Medical Geography Spatial Epidemiology Geography of Health Systems Spatial Analysis of Diseases
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition and components of Medical GeographyLecture
2Historical Development of Medical GeographyLecture
3Disease EcologyLecture
4Ecological EpidemiologyLecture
5Climate and Weather: Impacts on HealthLecture
6Environmental Pollution: Impacts on HealthLecture
7Infectious DiseasesLecture
8Noncommunicable DiseasesLecture
9Midterm Exam
10Disease Diffusion in SpaceLecture
11Health Care and PromotionLecture
12Geography of Health SystemsLecture
13Geographical Technologies and Medical GeographyLecture
14Spatial Analysis in Medical Geography ILecture + Practise
15Spatial Analysis in Medical Geography IILecture + Practise
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Meade, S. M., and Emch, M, 2010, Medical Geography, Third Edition, Guilford Pres. Brown, T., McLafferty, S., and Moon, G., 2010, A Companion to Health and Medical Geography, Blackwell Pub. Khan, O., 2003, Geographic Information Systems and Health Applications, Idea Publishing. Maheswaran, R., and Craglia, M., 2004, GIS in Public Health Practise, CRC Pres. Steffen, R., et.all, 2003, Manual of Travel Medicine and Health: Second Edition, BC Decker Inc. Pfeiffer, D., et. al, 2008, Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology, Oxford Press.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures12224
Practice4416
Self Study5525
Individual Study for Mid term Examination4416
Individual Study for Final Examination5420
Reading5315
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO143   2 5 53 2
LO224   2 4 4   
LO3  355 4 3  3 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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