Medical Geography

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Medical Geography

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Geography, Global Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    The biological and social causes of human disease; the impact of social and ecological change upon the evolution of human disease; the role of disease as an influence upon societal change; the demographic and epidemiological transitions; debates regarding the causes of the epidemiological transition; the evolution of modern medicine; medical advances and improvements in life expectancy in the twentieth century; re-emerging infectious diseases. Health in the Third World; new infectious diseases and their potential implications for the developed world.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.