Contact: Dr Simon Reid-Henry
This module introduces students to the study of human health and disease (conceived as both an individual, a community and a population attribute) from an historical and geographical perspective. It places particular emphasis on exploring the forms of geographical unevenness in contemporary global health and biomedicine and the social, political and economic processes that have shaped this. The module is divided into three parts, each of which familiarises students with current debates in global health and biomedicine and provides an introduction to core themes and ideas: Society, Culture and Health; Geographies of Global Health; and Geographies of Biomedicine. The course is thematically organized but introduces core case studies into each lecture.