The physical and social environment that surrounds us plays an important part in our health and wellbeing. The geography concept of ‘place’ thus cannot be ignored in public health. Whether investigating the level of environmental pollution, access to recreation or services, or the patterns or spread of disease, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide the standard platform for exploring spatial attributes and relationships between our environment and health.
This course offers an introduction to GIS and how it is used in public health and epidemiological research. It will introduce students to the basics including: working with and integrating spatial and non-spatial data; geographic scale and spatial precision; decoding; visualization; thematic mapping; and understanding spatial relationships. Specific skills and tools will be introduced in relation to assessing exposure to a range of environmental risks, and a particular focus will be given to methods for spatial linkage of exposure, contextual and confounder information for epidemiological or health risk assessment studies
Participants will apply their new skills to one of several case studies in topics on epidemiology, risk assessment or infectious disease. The course will offer a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on exercises in Quantum GIS (QGIS).
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Public health practitioners, epidemiologists, exposure scientists, quantitative health geographers, risk assessors, students.
No prior knowledge of GIS is required. Participants will be working on their own laptop with Quantum GIS (QGIS).
By the end of this course, the learner will - within a public health context - be able to:
TOPIC TO BE COVERED
Geographic approaches to global health
Introducing GIS and health applications
Spatial data collection techniques for health applications
Visualizing health data
Designing maps for a health study
Geocoding tabular data
GIS analysis and mapping techniques
Online Publishing of maps and GIS outputs
Case study: Studying disease outbreaks
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.
All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute(IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067
This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.
For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.
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