Geography and Geographers in the Field of Health

Choose one of the three questions provided below. Perform a comprehensive research of the topic using a minimum of 6 key peer-reviewed publications. Based on your findings, write a short essay (800 – 1000 words) that responds to the selected question. Ensure a good depth of inquiry in presenting your arguments and principle ideas. Your essay should be divided into three parts: introduction, body (2 -3 paragraphs), and conclusion. It should be typed and double-spaced using a 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Include a title page that contains the title of your essay, course number, assignment number, word count, your name (first name followed by last name), student number, and date. A reference list should also be provided. Any referencing style is allowed provided that consistency is ensured throughout the essay.

TOPICS:
1) Where and how does the examination of long-term health impacts fit within the population health perspective?
2) What do geography and geographers bring to the field of health to complement and / or challenge the theoretical and methodological perspectives from other disciplines?
3) Why are some people healthy and others not and what does place and space have to do with it?
Comments: Choose one of the three questions provided below. Perform a comprehensive research of the topic using a minimum of 6 key peer-reviewed publications. Based on your findings, write a short essay (800 – 1000 words) that responds to the selected question. Ensure a good depth of inquiry in presenting your arguments and principle ideas. Your essay should be divided into three parts: introduction, body (2 -3 paragraphs), and conclusion. It should be typed and double-spaced using a 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Include a title page that contains the title of your essay, course number, assignment number, word count, your name (first name followed by last name), student number, and date. A reference list should also be provided. Any referencing style is allowed provided that consistency is ensured throughout the essay.

TOPICS:
1) Where and how does the examination of long-term health impacts fit within the population health perspective?
2) What do geography and geographers bring to the field of health to complement and / or challenge the theoretical and methodological perspectives from other disciplines?
3) Why are some people healthy and others not and what does place and space have to do with it?

A few journals that might be helpful to get you started on researching for Assignment #1 are: Progress in Human Geography (this is often a good place to find articles that summarize current research on a given topic in Geography), the International Journal of Health Geographies or Geospatial Health. You can also try a search of The Canadian Geographer, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, or the Annals of the Association of American Geographers – these are some of the big-name publications in the field of Geography in general. You’re most likely going to want to look for general, “meta-” articles that look at the discipline of health geography overall, rather than at specific individual studies.