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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on the intersection between spatial environments and health, and particularly investigates the relationship between place, and health outcomes and determinants of health. The impact that urban and rural settings, and built and natural environments have on access to resources and services important for promoting health are explored. Distinct methodologies advantageous towards the discipline are summarised, and data visualisation techniques and approaches underpinned by geographic information systems are introduced. Additionally, global public health policies addressing place are considered and evaluated.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatrina Lambert

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLearning activities include engaging with lectures, guest speakers, and subject readings, and participation in online discussions.

Capstone subjectNo

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Geographies of Health: An Introduction

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorGartell, Anthony & Elliott, Susan J



PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Incorporated


Chapter/article titleSelected Chapters



Other descriptionAvailable as eBook from the library

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Selected readings aligning with subject content and SILOs.

Resource TypeJournal article

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Research, analyse and synthesise the evidence to understand the impact that place has on health and wellbeing outcomes and determinants of health.
02. Explore and apply advanced theoretical and practical contemporary methods to investigating the intersection between place and health.
03. Critically appraise global policies aimed to address spatial aspects of society and theorise how such policies may impact population health.
04. Objectively reflect on the evidence base and design innovative contemporary queries surrounding the intersection between place and health, and health determinants.

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