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Lecture 1

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Department
Geography
Course Code
GGRB28H3
Professor
Mark Hunter
Lecture
1

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Geographies of Disease
Lecture 1 Introduction
Geography of Disease/Health
How where you live affects your health
Ways the health of populations is differentiated between places and the
range of factors that
explain these differences
The interaction between people, health, and environment, and how this
varies
Definitions of Health
MEDICAL MODEL
Absence of disease
Body is a machine that needs to be fixed when broken
Promotes treatment, not prevention
HOLISTIC MODEL
Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not
merely the absence
of disease or infirmity
WELLNESS MODEL
Health is a resource of everyday living, not the objective of living
Health is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as
well as physical
capabilities
The extent to which an individual or group can realize aspirations and
satisfy needs and change or
cope with the environment
6 dimensions of Wellness: social, occupational, spiritual, physical,
intellectual, emotional
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