GEOG3506 - Geography, Health and Development


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2019/2020

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Skriftlig 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course focuses mainly on health status, disease/injury and risk factors, however the geography of health services at different levels is also discussed. The main emphasis is on health and diseases in developing countries. General trends in health and societal risk factors and environmental factors in different parts of the world are also covered. The course covers studies from quantitative and qualitative research traditions.
The course includes a presentation on health and medical literature in libraries and databases. Students' own reading will form the basis for writing a term paper. The term paper must be approved before the written examination can be taken.

Learning outcome

The course gives broad knowledge about health and related concepts within a geographical approach. Based on this body of knowledge and critical reflection the student should be able to carry out scientific work on selected geographical settings and communicate geography of health perspectives to others.

Learning methods and activities

16 hours lectures, 8 hours seminars. It is expected that compulsory activities and examinations must be completed in English. Any exceptions in this regard, must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course.
Teaching will only be given if a sufficient number of students register for the course and if the Department has sufficient teaching resources. See for the most recent information on the courses not offered. Information will be made available no later than 10 January in the spring semester and 10 August in the autumn semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved term paper.

Required previous knowledge

Completed an bachelor degree.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SVGEO331 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geography
  • Social Sciences
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Skriftlig 100/100 E 2019-11-29 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Skriftlig 100/100 E 2020-05-14 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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