Online Summer School - Epidemiologic Applications of GIS, 14-18 June 2021

Publish Date: May 23, 2021

Deadline: Jun 01, 2021

Event Dates: from Jun 14, 2021 12:00 to Jun 18, 2021 12:00

Epidemiologic Applications of GIS

June 14 - June 18, 2021
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2 credits
Course Number: 340.701.11

This summer this course will be taught online via Zoom, on the dates and times listed above. Registered students will attend their classes virtually via Zoom, in real time with faculty and other students.


Presents the methods and uses of epidemiology towards the development and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in public health. Emphasizes the potential of GIS as an epidemiological analysis tool for describing the magnitude of priority health problems, identifying health determinants and supporting health decision-making. Specific topics include epidemiological risk assessment and GIS, thematic mapping of unmet health needs, malaria risk assessment and GIS application for identifying public health problems. Includes hands-on experience and laboratory exercises using public domain and ESRI software.

Student Evaluation: Exam

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Apply the concepts of GIS in public health surveillance and health situation analyses, including assessment of health needs and priorities
  • Use the SIGEpi software as a GIS tool for producing and editing health thematic maps, tables and graphs
  • Carry out queries for epidemiological analyses from maps and tables, using the basic aspects of the structured query language (SQL)
  • Carry out basic spatial analyses of epidemiological information from different cartographic layers through different GIS tools and procedures
  • Create and edit quality thematic maps for final presentation

​Location: Baltimore

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics and of use of spreadsheets and tabulations

Grading Options: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail 

Course Materials: A required GIS textbook is available in the on-line library in CoursePlus. Students must bring a laptop to class.

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