GGR372H1: GIS for Public Health

Hours: 
24L/12P

The goal of this course is to leave students with appreciation of the power of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to explore and analyze spatial health and medical data. The course will focus on organizing health data in a GIS, clustering detection methods, and basic spatial statistics. Other topics like agent-based models and visualization techniques will be touched upon. Lab work will provide hands on experience with example data, leaving students with a firm grasp of contemporary health and medical problems and a skill set of spatial analytical methods that can be used to solve them.

Prerequisite: 

8.0 FCEs

Exclusion: 

GGR300H1(2015-2016), GGR335H5

Recommended Preparation: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Science
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)