|Public Health for Vulnerable Populations 630||PHVP 630|
|Urban Health and Healthy Public Policy||1.5 (0-1-0-0)|
Where people live affects their health and chances of leading flourishing lives. An ever-growing proportion of the global living populations lives in urban areas. The proportion of Canadians '80%' who live in urban areas has increased steadily since Confederation. Urban areas are often unhealthy places to live, characterized by heavy traffic, pollution, noice, violence and social isolation. People in urban areas experience increased rates of noncommunicable disease and injury, with the poor typically exposed to the worst environments. This course will examine ways to tackle these challenges and improve urban public health.
Prerequisites: special conditions as specified below