Curriculum Redevelopment

Medical geography and women's health

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This paper reports on the redevelopment of medical geography courses taught to both undergraduate and graduate students in a US university. The author participated in a curriculum development seminar that focused explicitly on the creation of new courses that incorporate perspectives from current research on women and other marginalised, ignored or forgotten groups. The experience and feedback from this seminar led to changes in undergraduate courses in medical geography and to the creation of a new and specific graduate seminar course that critiques medical geography for its gender and colour blindness. The paper includes a commentary on the institutional context that allowed such changes to occur and discussion of issues relating to introducing perspectives on women into the curriculum. Spin-offs from course redevelopment included the creation of resource materials (a bibliographic database) and a reformulation of teaching strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-102
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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  • Education

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In: Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Vol. 17, No. 2, 01.01.1993, p. 91-102.

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