This 14-week course is to introduce essential concepts and methods of spatial epidemiology. Spatial epidemiology is a methodology for dealing with spatial-correlated issues in environmental and public health,epidemiological, and medical research. The lecture will give the knowledge in the designs and approaches of spatial epidemiology. Homework assignments after each lecture will test student knowledge the concepts we covered. GIS mapping exercises will allow students to practice and apply their knowledge of basic geospatial analyses in epidemiology. The paper discussions and final project (presentation and paper) will help the students
develop a better understanding how to integrate geospatial and GIS modeling into epidemiological and population health studies to address spatial-correlated research questions. This course requires a previous completion of a GIS course with basic skill in the application of GIS software (such as ESRI ArcGIS) for mapping. This course will be suggested to the third-, fourth-year undergraduate students and/or master students.
Course Attributes: AS NSM; FA NSM