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Prerequisite: Intro to Statistics Course OR Instructor's Consent.
Meets with GEOG 5190. 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.