Apr 20, 2019  
College Catalog 2015-2016 
    
College Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 368 - Health GIS


This course builds on skills learned in the introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course, focusing explicitly on geospatial techniques used for analyzing problems in public health. Through lectures, discussions, hands-on labs, and collaborative group work, students will learn to use advanced GIS tools to visualize and analyze public health issues, including: health disparities; neighborhood effects on health; spatial clustering of disease events, such as cancers; environmental health and environmental justice; infectious and vector-borne disease; and accessibility of populations to health care services. The course builds skills in spatial thinking, statistical and epidemiological reasoning, logical inference, critical use of data, geovisualization, and research project design. Students will be required to complete a final independent project on a topic of their choice. Lab section registration is required. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour per week required. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 225   (4 Credits)