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Mapping Health Data - PopData BC 3-Part Webinar-based Course

Mapping Health Data

This three-part webinar-based course will cover the basics of GIS for public health and the opportunities that lie within.

Designed as a primer for students interested in taking the Population Health and GIS (PHDA 03) course, it is also a great introductory course for those who want to explore the benefits of GIS. Mapping Health Data covers topics ranging from spatial data architecture to environment pollutants and how to estimate their impacts on our communities. Each session will focus on fundamentals of GIS and population health that are integral to your success in PHDA 03 course work.

    • Session 1: Spatial data fundamentals
    • Session 2: Introduction to ArcGIS
    • Session 3: Making a map of health data

The course will use ArcGIS, a powerful GIS suite from ESRI. A software package commonly used worldwide, ArcGIS is used across a multitude of industries, including public health & epidemiology. Background theory and live demos will be presented during each live session, with take-home practice assignments following each session.

This course will be hosted live by Joey Syer, an online instructor for Population Health and GIS (PHDA03) and Spatial Epidemiology and Outbreak Detection (PHDA 04).

Course Dates: Three 2 hour sessions
Tuesday, August 18  |  Thursday, August 20 | Tuesday, August 25

Delivery Times: 11:00am to 1:00pm PST for each session

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