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Spatial Analysis Integrative Activity

4th term
Online Programs for Applied Learning
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Frank Curriero

601.733.86 Applied Spatial Statistics, 601.732.86 Spatial Data Technologies for Mapping, 600.712.86 Public Health Statistics 2, 601.702.86 Intermediate Epidemiology, 601.931.86 Spatial Analysis Lab 1, 601.932.86 Spatial Analysis Lab 2


Guidance and support for completing an independent spatial analysis project of your choosing.

This course will involve the research, analysis and writing of a complete and independent spatial analysis project. Intermediate outlines, hypotheses and objectives produced in previous classes will be finalized. No new material will be covered. The finalized project will follow journal article format including an abstract, and introduction/background, methods, results and conclusion sections. The final project will represent an integrated and synthesized assessment of the spatial science paradigm (Spatial Data, GIS, Spatial Statistics) applied to a relevant public health problem.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. 1. Formulate a set of hypotheses and objectives for investigating spatial characteristics for a relevant public health problem
  2. 2. Conduct an independent spatial analysis including all components of the spatial science paradigm; spatial data, GIS and spatial statistics
  3. 3. Summarize background material including literature citations for a relevant public health problem
Methods of Assessment:

Integrative activity draft 1: 25%, Integrative activity draft 2: 25%, Integrative activity paper: 50%

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to OPAL MAS in Spatial Analysis for Public Health students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required