340.701.81 Epidemiologic Applications of GIS
- 4th term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. Basic knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics and of use of spreadsheets and tabulations.
Presents the methods and uses of epidemiology towards the development and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in public health. Emphasizes the potential of GIS as an epidemiological analysis tool for describing the magnitude of priority health problems, identifying health determinants and supporting health decision-making. Specific topics include epidemiological risk assessment and GIS, thematic mapping of unmet health needs, malaria risk assessment and GIS application for identifying public health problems. Includes hands-on experience and laboratory exercises using public domain and ESRI software.
- Methods of Assessment:
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
A required GIS textbook is available in the online library. Students must bring a laptop to class. Should not be taken by students who completed 223.842 in winter 2001 or 340.881.11 in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Summer Institute.