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Rationale: This course will focus on new trends, concepts and essential technologies used for disease surveillance, hotspot mapping and healthcare planning. It is based on theory and hands on learning methodlogies. Current and future satellites for environmental observations specifically related to health applications, mapping of disease locations, diseases’ transmission in tropical and sub-tropical regions, ecological and use of environmental/ social/ economic data for predicting disease, freely available tools and techniques for emergency response will be discussed.

Catalog Description: GIS concepts. Disease surveillance, Hotspots, Health databases – standards and creation, Data manipulation and Geoprocessing for disease data analysis. Statistical analysis for health application, Disease trends. Disease risk mapping, Satellite Navigation for trauma Assistance, Risk Mapping.

Prerequisite: AT76.01 or any course related to GIS


Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 250
  • Assessments Yes