lgeo2230  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Content
This course offers to discover the contribution of geography in the context of public health. How do our intractions with our surroundings affect our health? How can the tools of geography, such as cartography and modelling, give a valuable additional perspective to undersatnd today's health related challenges? The angle chose for all topics we will cover is space. We will cover a broad diversity of topics that includes: infectious diseases in History and today in the context of global environmental change, modelling chronic diseases in the geographic context, using spatial data, the offer of health services, biodiversity, the concepts of One Health and ecohealth. 
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Lectures and practicals. The practicals aim at producing a mini-research on a topic selected by the student.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Theory: 50% of the final marks, including 60% as a written exam on lectures and 40% continuous assessment  
Production of a « research paper » (50% ). The objective is to discuss in depth elements presented in class for a specific topic selected by te student, with a focus on spatial aspect. The following three parts will be included:
-Introduction: presenting the topic
-Litterature review, search and presentation of potential data
-Analysis, mapping, discussion.
The report is also presented orally to the group.
The marks on the continuous assessment is attached to all exam sessions of the academic year. 
Online resources
https://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=7572
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in Geography : General

Master [120] in Public Health

Master [120] in Geography : Climatology

Master [120] in Geography : General

Master [120] in Population and Development Studies