GEOG 472-Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Health and Development


Development, entailing as it does modifications of existing circumstances, often affects sectors other than those intended by the planner.  The course focuses on aspects of the improvement of health levels through the instrument of development.  Thus the interrelationships among health, population and socio-economic development are examined with examples drawn from both developed and developing countries, with special emphasis on Africa. The outline includes types of medical practices, medical demography: morbidity, mortality, health and development interrelationships, maternal child health and family planning, psycho-social stress and mental health, as well as spatial analytic methods: data, statistical and mapping techniques and models.