Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: 'C' or better in (GEOG 3100 OR 3140) AND (GEOG 3020 OR MATH 1050 / 1060 / 1080 / 1090 / 1090 / 1210 / 1220 / 1250 / 1260 / 1310 / 1311 / 1320 / 1321 OR AP Stats score of 3+ OR ACT Math score 26+ OR SAT Math score 640+ OR IB Math score 5+).
Description
Meets with GEOG 6190. Graduate students should enroll in GEOG 6190 and will be held to higher standards and/or more work. This course covers applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing in public health. The course will describe in-depth how GIS and spatial analysis/statistics can be used to map health events, identify disease clusters, assess health services, investigate environmental health problems, and understand the distribution and spread of contagious a vector-borne infectious disease. Additional topics covered include designing effective disease maps, data acquisition, geocoding, accuracy assessment, data confidentiality, and masking health data. Selected case studies will be presented in order to highlight principles, methods, and techniques. Hands-on experience will be gained through laboratory exercises and real-world applications.