Examines geographical patterns of health and disease with an emphasis on global health issues. Focuses on three major approaches to medical geographic research: ecological approaches, which systematically analyze relationships between people and their environments; social approaches, including political economy and socio-behavioral approaches; and spatial approaches, which employ maps and spatial analysis to identify patterns of health and disease. Recommended prereqs. for GEOG 4852: GEOG 1001 or GEOG 1011 and GEOG 1992 or GEOG 2002 or GEOG 2412. GEOG 4852 and 5852 are the same course. Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).