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601.805.86 Spatial Analysis Journal Club

Department:
Online Programs for Applied Learning
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
Frank Curriero
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

601.731.86 Spatial Analysis for Public Health, 601.732.86 Spatial Data Technologies for Mapping, 601.712.86 Public Health Statistics 2, 601.702.86 Intermediate Epidemiology

Description:

Understand and be able to critically evaluate the use of spatial statistical methodology in public health applications.

This course will involve reading and critically evaluating the application and interpretation of spatial statistical methodology in published public health literature. Focus will be on understanding how the epidemiological/public health objectives translate into spatial statistical analyses. Literature reviews will also include outlines detailing spatial statistical methods and analyses that can be applied as an extended and/or alternative analysis.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the application and interpretation of spatial statistical methodology in the public health literature
  2. Summarize how spatial statistical methods concurrently learned can be applied in the reviewed public health literature
  3. Design an outline detailing spatial statistical methods and analyses to be applied to the reviewed literature as an extended and/or alternative analysis
Methods of Assessment:

Three journal reviews: 33.3% each

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to OPAL MAS in Spatial Analysis students and Certificate in Spatial Analysis students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required