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ERIC Number: EJ747379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Medical Mapping: The Revolution in Teaching--and Using--Maps for the Analysis of Medical Issues
Koch, Tom; Denike, Ken
Journal of Geography, v103 n2 76-85 2004
As a result of advances in GIS, students from a range of disciplines (epidemiology, public health, medical sociology, and anthropology) are seeking to learn how to apply a mapped, spatial perspective to issues of disease and health. This paper describes a pilot program whose intent has been to develop an interdisciplinary, skill-based course in medical mapping using a case-based approach. The focus of its first module is the famous nineteenth-century case of a cholera epidemic in Soho, London. Here, however, that case--critical to a range of disciplines--is an opportunity to introduce more GIS tools and their applicability to the issues surrounding the mapping of diseases in general.
National Council for Geographic Education. Jacksonville State University, 206A Martin Hall, Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602. Tel: 256-782-5293; Fax: 256-782-5336; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)