GIS for Public Health - enrolment now open!
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GIS for Public Health - enrolment now open!

Hi, there!

This post is a milestone for me.

And that is because…

(drumroll, please)…​

Enrolment for All That Geo’s first online course is now open!

Public health has become the main worry these days. Wherever you are in the world, you’re certainly used by now to look at maps, charts and dashboards that depict infections, locations and trends.

If you work in the health sector, you probably work with health data somehow, although not getting all the insights. If you’re a researcher, you probably became interested in helping the global effort to understand and mitigate the pandemic’s effects, however, without having the skill set necessary to uncover all the potential in the data available.​

Introduction to GIS for Public Health
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to apply spatial techniques in the context of public health, using free and open-source tools.

Who is this course for?

  • Government employees in the health sector
  • Academics/students focussed on health issues
  • NGOs in the health sector


How is this course going to help me?

  • You’ll be in a better position to meet your daily decision-making needs at work
  • You’ll be inspired to start research in this subject
  • You’ll diversify and enhance your skillset (either in GIS, health or both)​


What are the learning outcomes of this course?

  • Comprehend the intersection between GIS and public health
  • Use health data in a GIS
  • Produce maps depicting health data
  • Apply multiple geospatial techniques
  • Analyse health data spatially
  • Identify domains in which GIS and spatial analysis techniques can support decision-making in public health
  • Address health and research questions using GIS
  • Visualise health data​


Who is the team?
Your instructors will be Dr Ori Gudes and Cristina Dias, yours truly!

Dr Ori Gudes is a researcher and senior lecturer with expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial analysis, and spatial science. His research focuses on GIS and Health, spatial analysis, decision support systems, city analytics and usability evaluation. Dr Gudes has confirmed his international reputation as a leader in GIS and Health and urban planning research. He has established collaborations with U.S., Canadian, and other GIS researchers through scientific committees, editorial board memberships, joint studies, and conferences. Dr Gudes has a strong background in GIS, spatial analysis with the intersection of urban planning, and scenario planning tools development. He has been teaching GIS, web mapping, and spatial analysis courses and workshops since 2008 at QUT, Griffith University, Curtin University and UNSW. His academic portfolio is also available here. ​

Cristina Dias is the founder of All That Geo. She is a Geographer and Geospatial Scientist who loves teaching all things spatial engagingly and creatively. Cristina is particularly interested in open data and free, open-source tools.​

What is the course curriculum?
The course includes four modules, and each module contains four video lectures and four tutorials (approx.):
M1 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Public Health
M2 – Introduction to Public Health topics and their intersection with spatial data
M3 – Introduction to mapping techniques in the context of Public Health
M4 – From a spatial analysis of Health data to relevant Public Health knowledge​


How can I be sure I will get the most out of this learning experience?
In this course, you’re encouraged to engage in conversations around lectures and tutorials’ topics, share results from the tutorials and learn with your fellow learners and instructors!


I’m in! What do I need to do now?
To qualify for the early bird price, enrol before March 7th, 2021.

Introduction to GIS for Public Health
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to apply spatial techniques in the context of public health, using free and open-source tools.

I look forward to seeing you in the course!

Take care,
Cristina

P.S. If you think this course might interest someone you know, by all means, suggest a visit to https://allthatgeo.com/courses-gis-for-public-health.