Medical Geography (NOD32I1)

  • Level of study undergraduate studies
  • Teacher: Ph.D. Milovan Pecelj
  • Subject status: elective
  • ECTS: 3
  • Semester: VI
  • Number of classes: 2+1

The aim of the course is to familiarize with the natural and social factors of the geographical environment that affect the health of the population.Consequently, it meansresearching the geographical distribution of diseases (geography of diseases or nozgeography), as well as the study of the factors of the natural and social environment that affect human health (geography of health or sanogeography).

Ability to apply practical knowledge in the field of medical geography.

Theoretical lectures

Medical geography - concept, division and subject of study. Geophysical factors and population health. Geological, pedological and geomorphological factors and population health. Geochemical factors and population health. Hydrological factors and health. The influence of climate and weather on human health. Biogeographical and biological (biotic) factors. Population and settlements as a sociogeographical and medical-geographical category. Economic activities and health of the population. Socio-economic factors and population health. Epidemics and pandemics. Geography of non-communicable diseases. Geography of health (sanogeography). Health conditions of the population of Serbia and the world. Health system and health care in the Republic of Serbia.

Practical lectures

Practical presentation of the positive and negative effects of certain geographical factors on the health of the population – examples in Serbia and the world; Quantification of diseases – calculating morbidity and mortality; Cartographic diagnosis of the diseases.

Obradović-Arsić D., Gledović Z. (2012): Medicinska geografija. Univerzitet u Beogradu – Geografski fakultet.

Jovičić Ž. (1998): Osnovi medicinske geografije Srbije (teorijsko-metodološki koncept). Srpsko-geografsko društvo, Beograd

Komatina M. M. (2001): Medicinska geologija, „Tellur" – Geoinženjering, Beograd

Pecelj R. M. (2000): Klimatske promene i efekat staklene bašte, Pedagoški zavod Banja Luka, Banja Luka.

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