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  Oct 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

IDCE 30360 - Spatial Analysis for Health


This graduate-level course provides an introduction to Geographic Information Science and its application in public health research and practice. Each week incorporates a lecture and a computer lab that focuses on a health-care issue. Topics covered may include mapping disease rates, analyzing health outcomes, access to health care and health resources, environmental justice, exposure assessment, and social determinant of health. Students will learn how to visualize and analyze health-related and demographic data, and how to geocode tabular data. They will have the opportunity to develop their GIS skills using commercial and open source GIS software and to conduct their own independent research on a topic of their interest.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Annually