Introduction to Applied Geospatial Skills for Spatial Epidemiology Course

This course provides pre-requisite skills for entrance into PHDA 04 Spatial Epidemiology and Outbreak Detection Course.

The goal of HGEO-106 is to help you gain confidence in working with GIS, especially as it pertains to key concepts in spatial epidemiology. The applied, hands-on focus provides you with a specialized learning experience of using GIS technology within a public health context. The course is focussed on the spatial nature of data, the tools and functions used to interact with spatial data, the relationships between spatial and non-spatial data, and the associated products that can be produced including maps, graphs, and statistics.  

Topics Covered include:

  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Spatial Exposure Assessment Tools
  • Spatial Autocorrelation Basics