340.701.81 EPIDEMIOLOGIC APPLICATIONS OF GIS
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.
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.