Fall 2022 - GEOG 486 D100
Health Care Geographies (4)
Class Number: 2905
Delivery Method: In Person
An in-depth examination of health care and health services from a health geography perspective, including place-based considerations of care spaces, health human resources, and new forms of health care.
This course involves an in-depth examination of health care and health services from a health geography perspective, including place-based considerations of care spaces, health human resources, and new forms of care. We will focus on examining ‘global health care mobilities.’ Such mobilities include: medical tourism; formal cross-border care; health worker migration; physician voluntourism; medical outsourcing; off-shore medical schooling; and international retirement migration. Each of these mobilities involves the movement of patients, trainees, workers, and/or technologies across borders to facilitate care delivery/receipt. In this course we will take a critical look at these types of global health care mobilities, highlighting the ethical and equity impacts of such practices both here in Canada and internationally using a geographic lens. This fully discussion-based senior seminar course will be run in person.
- Class Participation 20%
- Newspaper Assignment 10%
- Class Facilitation Assignment 10%
- Article Talking Points Assignment 10%
- Research Paper Assignment 50%
Percentage Letter Grade
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