Beginning Spring 2017, this continued professional development course examines the role of both GIS and remote sensing for the analysis and visualisation of health.
This CPD short course is available only as a non-credit bearing route. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
The course is delivered entirely via online distance-learning using our Virtual learning Environment (Moodle).
This course will begin in the Spring of 2017 (exact date to be confirmed). Students may complete the course at their own pace, which is normally expected to take six weeks.
Ever since the pioneering work of Dr Jon Snow, who looked at the role of place and disease when investigating cholera outbreaks in London, the importance of geographical techniques for health is clear. Modern tools such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS) allow a variety of health-related data to be visualised, modelled and disseminated. Additionally, the more recent advent of remote sensing has allowed physical environmental proxies related to certain diseases to be acquired using satellite images. This course examines the role of both GIS and remote sensing for the analysis and visualisation of health
The course is divided into six study blocks:
Anyone with an direct interest in the subject may apply, although it will be assumed that all applicants may already be actively employed within the health sector. Familiarity with computers and good IT skills is essential.
Please email email@example.com with an expression of interest.
The deadline to formally apply is Wednesday 15th February 2017.
Please contact the Geography of Health CPD key staff if you have any course questions: