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Health, Lifestyles And Cities (Module)

Module description

The module aims to examine the theoretical debates concerning the study of health within geography and the interrelationships between health and the built form of cities. Critically assess current public health policies and the practices involved in governing unhealthy lifestyles. Evaluate how spatial and social differences between and within cities condition the problematisation of lifestyles. Acquire an understanding of the incorporation of health within the remit of an increasing array of governmental and non-governmental actors.




Please note that this is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

Dr Clare Herrick

Teaching pattern

10 lectures/10 seminars

Module assessment - more information

One 3000 word essay (80%); One 1000 word critical reflective account of presentation topic (10%) and oral presentation (10%)

Key information

Module code 7SSG5152

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework presentation/s

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Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module Yes