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Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2020-2021

Course director

Dr. István Zoltán KISS (istvan.kiss@aok.pte.hu), professor

Department of Public Health Medicine

Subject data

Code of subject: OSF-FOL-T  |  1 credit  |  Dentistry |  Optional module  |  autumn

Prerequisites: -

Number of hours/semester

10 lectures + 0 practices + 2 seminars = total of 12 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 5 – max. 30 person

Topic

The changes of the healthcare systems and population’s health status have induced these health related questions to the angle of social conversations. In line with this, large interest has began to show up about an important dimension of these kind of questions: spatial questions, regionality and geographical aspects. The cooperation of medicine, geography, economy and sociology created the science of health geography.
The purpose of this course is to provide an interdisciplinary approach and it may help to aquire the future medical doctors to have complex mind and better problem solving.

Lectures

  • 1. Medical aspects of the health geography I. - Medical geography-health geography-epidemiology - Márovics Gergely Péter
  • 2. Medical aspects of the health geography II. - History of the science networks, theoretical approaches - Márovics Gergely Péter
  • 3. Human geography aspects of the health geography I. - Concept and content - Márovics Gergely Péter
  • 4. Human geography aspects of the health geography II. - Latest trends - Márovics Gergely Péter
  • 5. Geographical relations of the world-population's health - Márovics Gergely Péter
  • 6. Geographical differences of the world-population's morbidity and mortality - Márovics Gergely Péter
  • 7. Health geography of Hungary I. - Geographical characteristic of health - Márovics Gergely Péter
  • 8. Health geography of Hungary II. - Spatial differences of morbidity and mortality - Márovics Gergely Péter
  • 9. Health geography of Hungary III. - Medical geography of Hungary - Márovics Gergely Péter
  • 10. Health geography of Hungary IV. - Healthcare system - Márovics Gergely Péter

Practices

Seminars

  • 1. Connection between health status and environment I. - Environment and health
  • 2. Connection between health status and environment II. - Health effects of the climate change

Reading material

Obligatory literature

-

Literature developed by the Department

Electronic material uploaded to Neptun

Notes

-

Recommended literature

T Brown, S McLafferty, G Moon (2009) A companion to health and medical geography

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Maximum of 15 % absence allowed

Mid-term exams

-

Making up for missed classes

No possibility for making up missed classes.

Exam topics/questions

Neptun

Examiners

Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Márovics Gergely Péter