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PHDA 04 - Spatial Epidemiology and Outbreak Detection - Registration Deadline

Course Dates:  May 3 to July 26, 2020
Venue: Fully online courses
Offered by: University of Victoria, Continuing Studies and Population Data BC
Registration Deadline is April 26, 2020.
All details: https://www.popdata.bc.ca/etu/PHDA/courses/04

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This course provides an introduction to methods in spatial epidemiology and outbreak detection. The focus is on application rather than theory: this is not a course in spatial statistics.

The course is structured sequentially to move from spatial exploration of health data, to quantifying spatial patterns and clusters, to spatial exposure assessment and, finally, to methods for assessing risk.

Broadly, the spatial epidemiology part of the course focuses on:

  • assessing exposures through the use of a geographical information system (GIS)
  • conducting small area health studies (ecological models)
  • incorporating spatial parameters into models for individual health analyses.

The outbreak detection part of the course focuses on visualization of spatial data, disease surveillance and the use of spatial scan statistics in cluster detection.