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Jules R. Elkins

Lecturer Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Jules R. Elkins

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GRG 356 • Children's Envirnmntl Health

37820 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 930am-1100am CLA 1.102
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Topics include environmental assessment methods and techniques, the conservation movement, and climate and people.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

GRG 357 • Medical Geography

37875 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 930am-1100am CLA 0.122
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GRG 357 MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY

The geographic distribution, expansion, and contraction of the infectious diseases that have the greatest influence in shaping human societies today: malaria, AIDS, and others.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GRG 356T • Human Health & The Environment

37503 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm PAR 304
(also listed as URB 350 )
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GRG 356T HUMAN HEALTH & THE ENVIRONMENT

 

Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Designed to accommodate 35 or fewer students. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

MEETS WITH URB 350.

URB 350 • Human Health & The Environment

37754 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm PAR 304
(also listed as GRG 356T )
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GRG 356T HUMAN HEALTH & THE ENVIRONMENT

 

Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Designed to accommodate 35 or fewer students. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

MEETS WITH URB 350.

GRG 357 • Medical Geography

37428 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm BEN 1.124
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GRG 357 MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY

The geographic distribution, expansion, and contraction of the infectious diseases that have the greatest influence in shaping human societies today: malaria, AIDS, and others.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GRG 357 • Medical Geography

37200 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm GRG 312
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This course serves as an introduction to the sub-discipline of medical geography. Medical geography deals with human-environment interactions and the influence that these interactions have on public health, and encompasses a broad range of geographical work on health and health care. In this class, we will consider these issues by focusing particularly on the nexus between environmental exposures and human health outcomes. We will consider questions such as: How can concepts from geography help us to better understand health and wellbeing? How do geographic tools – such as mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – help us tackle questions in health research? This course is designed to help you to begin thinking about the complexities that geography brings to topics related to health and to provide you with some tools for studying geographic differences in health and health services. Putting data into a geographic context provides a window from which to examine possible geographic differences in health outcomes and develop public health strategies to reduce disease and improve the health of communities.


The class will focus on several distinct topical areas:

  1. Global health and disparity, including population pressures, infectious disease, and issues unique to less developed nations;
  2. Health transitions and issues centered in wealthier nations;
  3. Epidemiology, and the unique challenges in analyzing environmental causes of human morbidity and mortality.
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