GEOG325-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Health, Wellbeing and Environment

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


Human health and wellbeing are profoundly shaped by the environments in which we live. This course examines the influence of the physical, built and social aspects of the environment on health and wellbeing. In addition to gaining increased understanding of health-environment interactions, students will develop skills in tracking environmental exposures and in presenting research findings in both written and oral formats.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of GEOG325, students should:

  • Be able to critically appraise some key theoretical frameworks in the geography of health.
  • Understand some of the ways in which health is shaped by place and environment
  • Be aware of some of the geographical data and methods associated with the study of health
           and place.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


30 points of Geography at 200 level; or 30 points from Science, Arts or Health Sciences.



Timetable Note

X2 one hour lectures per week
X6 two hour labs / tutorials
No field trips

Course Coordinator

Malcolm Campbell


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Tracking and Tracing 40%
Policy Briefing: presentation and individual briefing paper 40%
Labs/tutorials completion 20%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $867.00

International fee $4,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the departments and faculties page .

All GEOG325 Occurrences

  • GEOG325-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020