GSPH 429 Health Aspects of Housing


Definitions: Housing, premises, workplace, ventilation, illumination, town planning, zoning, building code, building permit, etc; Health problems attributed to housing (diseases, injuries, nuisance, etc);Town planning (physical planning) principles for development of communities (layout, zoning, etc) Criteria for assessing healthfulness of housing: Fundamental physiological needs; Protection against contagion (diseases); Protection against accidents; Legislation: Building Code, permits, building inspection and enforcement of code; demolition; Institutional Arrangements: Establishment of department/unit for regulation of building construction; human resource development; logistics.