Documents about Medical Geography

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    Washington, SYMPOSIUM 2

    Excerpt: ... Population Health, Place, and Space: Geographic Concepts Jonathan D. Mayer, PhD Professor, Geography Adjunct Professor, Medicine( Infectious Diseases), Health Services, Family Medicine, Epidemiology(?) Recent Recognition of Medical Geography in Health Sciences Largely due to: Methodological innovations and origins of Geographical Information Systems; Spatial modeling of disease Spatial statistics Less well known are conceptual understandings My own work is in ecology of infectious disease, spatial aspects of health service provision Traditions of Geographic Thought Human-Environment Locational Regional Physical Social Theoretic Sense of Place Human-Environment How do humans and physical environment interact? Mid to late 20th century hesitancy due to environmental determinism Manifestations in medical geography Disease ecology Climate change and effects on health Modeling environment-health interactions Locational Geography as applied geometry Spatial patterning and processes that generate them, e ...

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    Allan Hancock College, BIAN 2119

    Excerpt: ... f systems of the ill person), both together = sickness Medical anthropology: cultural focus 4 Disease patterns in populations Within a population, your disease risk depends on who you are Age, sex, economic status, ethnicity Patterns of disease occurrence vary from population to population Population perspective different from personal medical care but links to public health 5 In public health the old clich is true, and important Prevention is better than cure 6 1 Disease ecology, medical geography , epidemiology All study patterns of disease in populations Differences of emphasis: environmental impacts, spatial contrasts, statistical patterns All types of disease & injury are included: infectious, genetic, congenital, allergic, degenerative, poisoning, accidental . Data sources? Dedicated surveys, hospitals & clinics, death registers . 7 Some terms Endemic / epidemic / pandemic Incidence / prevalence Case-fatality Morbidity / mortality Zoonosis Reservoir Virgin-soil epidemic 8 Enormous vari ...

  • 18 Pages

    SubSaharan Africa2

    Laurentian, GEOG 200501

    Excerpt: ... Subsaharan Africa Midterms Geography in the News Due in 44 days 15 sources? Subsaharan Africa Development colonial legacy Medical geography & disease Cultural patterns Colonial Legacy Boundaries & intertribal antagonism (e.g., Rwanda) Transportation network Interior to coastal ports Dual economy 70% of labour force in agriculture Cash crops for export: cocoa, coffee, tea, cotton Subsistence agriculture (maize, millet, sorghum, tubers, plantain) Land tenure issues, need for land reform Colonial institutions Government and legal framework Medical Geography Epidemiology Africa is uniquely vulnerable High disease incidence and diffusion Widespread nutritional deficiencies Vectors and hosts Spread of disease Endemic Epidemic Pandemic Medical Geography Endemic disease Infects large numbers without rapid death Equilibrium & persistent ill-health Typically endemic to a region Hepatitis STDs or STIs (formerly venereal diseases) Parasites ...

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    FIU, KCHAT 001

    Excerpt: ... FBIO SILVA LOPES http:/ EDUCATION - PhD., Public Health, June 2006 - present, University of So Paulo, So Paulo, Brazil. - Master of Science, Public Health, August 2005, University of So Paulo, So Paulo, Brazil. - Bachelor of Science, Data Process, December 1991, Mackenzie University. So Paulo, Brazil. RELEVANT COURSES - Lato Sensu, Informatics, 1992. - Lato Sensu, Health Services Management, 1999. RELEVANT PROJECTS LOPES, Fbio Silva ; RIBEIRO, H. . The use of geographical information systems in the study of human beings exposed to burnt sugar-cane straw product in the So Paulo, Brazil. In: XII International Symposium in Medical Geography , 2007, Bonn. Changing Geographies of Public Health. Bonn : Universittsdruckerei, 2007. v. 1. p. 9191. LOPES, Fbio Silva ; RIBEIRO, H. . Mapeamento de internaes hospitalares por problemas respiratrios e possveis associaes exposio humana aos produtos da queima da palha de cana-de-a ...

  • 7 Pages


    UNC, GEOG 192

    Excerpt: ... Lecture 15 Spatial Interaction 15-1 Intro to Spatial Interaction Modeling - Spatial diffusion ( Medical geography ) - Huff Model (Market Delineation) - Gravity Model ( Migration, transportation, etc.) Interaction (such as traffic flows between cities) can be modeled with gravity formula. 06/01/09 Jun Liang, Geography @ UNC 1 15-2 The Basic Gravity Model Two most obvious factors which affect the amount of flow or interaction between any two points: (1) Population / GDP (Weight) (2) Distance / Driving Time (Distance) And gravity model can take them as input to evaluate the interaction between two points. 06/01/09 Jun Liang, Geography @ UNC 2 15-2 The Basic Gravity Model (Cont.) 1,2,4 cities' population are 1000000. City 3's population is 500000. Which link has more traffic than the rest? 06/01/09 Jun Liang, Geography @ UNC 3 15-2 The Basic Gravity Model (Cont.) Generalizations: Expected interactions between an origin city i and a destination city j (I ) will vary directly with the population of the ...

  • 17 Pages


    Maryland, GEOG 212

    Excerpt: ... teraction between Human and Physical Environment In what aspects would a Physical Geographer would be interested in a hurricane? - Force of the winds - Precipitation - Path of the hurricane - Atmospheric pressure - Water temperature In what aspects would a Human Geographer would be interested in a hurricane? - Property damages - Landfall - Fatalities - Migration - Economic effect Sub fields of Human Geography Cultural Geography Population Geography Political Geography Urban Geography Economic Geography Medical Geography Historical Geography Social Geography Anthropology Demography Political Science Urban Studies Economics Medicine and Health History Sociology Check the following website for additional specialty groups http:/ Points to Ponder Why What What are you a Geographer? interests you? sub field of geography would like to concentrate? ...

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    AREA7HO 2001

    Virginia Tech, ADVISING 7

    Excerpt: ... NSC 3604 Fundamentals of Environmental Science (NOT CSES 3604) FIN 4144* International Financial Management FIW 2114* Prin. of Fisheries and Wildlife Management GEOG 1014 World Regions GEOG 2034 Geography of Global Conflict GEOG/IS/PSCI 2054 Introduction to World Politics GEOG 2134 Geography of Global Economy GEOG 3104 Environmental Problems, Populations and Development GEOG 4074* Medical Geography GEOG 4204 Geography of Resources GEOG/SOC/UAP 4764* International Development CONTINUED ON BACK F RB RB 2 F F RA RS RA F RA RB RB RB RA 2 2 2 RA RS RB RA F F RB RB RA RS RA RB Course has prerequisites - see the following url http:/ and course description in the Timetable of Classes or the Undergraduate Catalog. Revised February 20, 2007 RA GEOS 1024 Resources and the Environment F HD 2314 Human Sexuality F HIST 1214 History of Modern World F HIST 1224 Introduction to Latin America 2 HIST/STS 2054 Engineering Cultures F HIST 2124 Critical Issues in World Hi ...

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    CUNY Baruch, GEOG 101

    Excerpt: ... Hunter College of the City University of New York GEOG 101 Part Three: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY I. Introduction to Human Geography A. Environmental perception (recognition and use) B. Cultural landscape (human imprint on the Earth's surface) II. Living on the Earth (Ch. 6 all and the following pages of Ch. 8: 11th ed., 280-91; 10th ed., pp. 281-91; 9th ed., pp. 292-302) A. Sub-disciplines of Study B. Earth as a Home for People (habitat; perception; push-pull factors; carrying capacity) C. Demography (population data and growth rates) D. Medical Geography (well-being and habitat; health and nutrition; age and sex make up) E. Dealing with Population Growth III. Cultural Geography (Ch. 7: 11th ed., pp.216-33; 10th ed., pp. 218-38; 9th ed., pp. 226-50) A. Cultural diversity: spatial expression of human differentiation (language, religion, clothing style, architecture, field patterns, etc.) 1. Cultural traits (technology, sociology, ideology) 2. Cultural hearths (source regions) 3. Cultural diffusion (spread from the hear ...

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    Geography 19-20

    Tampa, STA 2023

    Excerpt: ... Program 19- Strength to Overcome Apartheid - homelands - land reform - GPA Global Positioning System April 1994- 1st democratic election South Africa- AParheid- blacks Minimal rainfall White minority controlled 85% of the land Land reform brought rabrantic times 1995, 396 Africans purchased this land Poverty, underdevelopment Kenya -hiv/aids Medical geography Disease diffusion Migration to urban areas 2 million in Kenya HIV 100,000 children HIV Mid 20's to mid 40's Malaria 300 million on continent Sahara,Africa (up) 1994, 40 million world hiv/aids/ 28 million sub-sarharen 75-80% Southern Africa highest rate Kenya 1987, Mombesa, Kismu, Naiobi 1990, rate rised, climbed in rural areas 1993 rate grew Passed to unborn children 15% 60-49 years lifespan in Kenya,2000 Ukweli Juu ya Ukmwi 1999 national disaster Uganda 13% worlds in africa 70% Program 20- Developing Countries Ivy coast Cote d'lvoire - climatic and ecological zones - agricultural commodities - ethnic and religious conflicts 100,000 people in Yamo ...

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    Sub-Saharan Africa

    , GEOG 200

    Excerpt: ... Sub-Saharan Africa 15/03/2007 12:41:00 Africa the Dark Continent mysterious and unknown U.S. into sub Saharan Africa 2.5 times 65% grassland, 25% desert, 10% rainforest Since 1900, 99% of animal population have been wiped out. Poaching, hunting Population explosion Farm land Over 700 different cultures in Africa that still exist, though many were decimated by colonialism 2 seasons dry season, wet season Wealthy land but wealth is in the elite whites The Nile river is the longest river in the world Population 714.3 M Pop Density 85.5/1273.6 o US 79.9/447 BR 41/1000 DR 16/1000 Nat. Increase 2.5 IMR 95 Life Expectancy M-47 F-50 % Urban 33 GNI $320-$15,960 Medical Geography Epidemic: a sudden outbreak leading to a high percentage of afflictions in the population. (possibly a large number of deaths) Pandemic: epidemic that starts locally, spreads regionally, and then worldwide. Influenza Aids Endemic: ...

  • 12 Pages

    study guide

    Michigan State University, GEO 204

    Excerpt: ... nomic region of Chile? Foreign revenues Why is Brazil called the "Giant of South America"? It is so large that it has common boundaries with all the realm's other countries except Ecuador and Chile. It occupies just under 50% of South America. The culture hearthy of Brazil is? Northeast The modern core of Brazil is? Southeast What is the leading crop of the Interior sub region (Central West) of Brazil? Soybeans What is the main city of North (Amazon) region of Brazil? Manuma Chapter 7- Sub Saharan Africa What is rift valley? Deep trenches which form when huge parallel cracks or faults appear in the Earth's crust and the strips of curst between them sink, or are pushed down, to form great, steep sided linear valleys. Why are the rivers of Africa considered unusual? Their upper courses often bear landward, seemingly unrelated to the coast toward which they eventually flow. Not very straight patterns What is an escarpment? The edge of a plateau or cliff. In medical geography what are the host, the vector and ...

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    TCU, BJONES 20263

    Excerpt: ... pp-lecture The PowerPoint slides in this folder are designed to be used to support lectures on the textbook contents. They include the text figures plus bulleted lists and other slides that reflect the narrative. Some instructors choose to post the ...

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    Illinois Tech, MATH 149

    Excerpt: ... <STUDYGUIDES08C.TXT> {5-9-2008} Math 149 Spring 2008 Final Study Guide, Part III - Chapter 6 Concept Check, p. 378: 1,2,3,4,5 Exercises: 1-6, 7-11, 12-16 Chapter 9 Concept Check, p. 598: 1 Exercises: 1, 3a, 7 ...