INTH-440-01 Urbanization, Health and the Environment
Spring for 2016-2017
According to the projections of the United Nations Population Division, by 2030, more people in the developing world will live in urban than rural areas and by 2050, two-thirds of the population in developing countries is likely to live in cities. This course focuses on the aspects of urban development and life that impact on the health and well-being of city residents in developing countries and particularly the urban poor.
It explores the social and economic diversity of urban populations and the complex public health issues and health disparities associated with this rapidly growing urbanization. The course addresses urban demography, epidemiology, changes in the physical and social environment and their consequences for health, nutritional and lifestyle issues, the state of urban health services, as well as public policy approaches for addressing the unique health issues of urban areas in developing countries.
The goal of this course is to prepare students to analyze the urban health problems in developing countries and to identify viable solutions to address them.
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Spring '17: Adams A, Vuckovic M. (file download)
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