Towards a healthy environment

2017

Towards a healthy environment

The course addresses the relationship between the residential habitat and the health of people in the community. The aim is for students to be able to understand that people's health is a manifestation of multiple factors, among which social and environmental determinants play a fundamental role. For this it is necessary to understand physical space as a relevant factor in health and, at the same time, to understand that the state of health is a consequence of the constant exchange that the subject has with the surrounding physical space. To achieve this objective, we will work with families living in poverty, with an emphasis on the direct link between the inhabitants and their territory. The course includes field activities carried out by interdisciplinary teams of students of medicine and architecture, as well as other careers.