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Training on GIS for Epidemiology and Public Health

By: Geographic Integrated Services Ltd

Lagos State, Nigeria

25 - 29 Jul, 2016  5 days

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NGN 100,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become a powerful and flexible tool used by many researchers and practitioners in the field of public health. This specialist workshop on GIS for Public Health offers an introduction to GIS and how it is used in public health and epidemiological research. You will learn how to use GIS to prepare and analyze data for studies of environment and health, use GIS to assess HIV/AIDS data, and explore and analyze patterns and the spread of disease in geographic areas.

Specific skills and tools will be introduced in relation to assessing exposure to a range of health-related risks, and a particular focus will be given to methods for linking geographical and health data for epidemiological studies and health risk assessment. The course will offer a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on exercises in ArcGIS10.2.

Course Outline

The training will discuss the application of GIS in Public Health under the following themes:

Module 1

  • Epidemiology and public health concepts and frameworks
  • Introduction to Epidemiology and public health concepts
  • Introduction to GIS in Epidemiology and public health context
  • Planning for a GIS system installation
  • GIS Data sources for Epidemiology and public health
  • Working with a GIS software

Module 2

  • GIS data management in epidemiology and public health
  • Public health and epidemiology GIS Database creation
  • Data Types and Data Sources in Epidemiology and public health
  • Working with GIS Data
  • Working with data from different sources (databases, shapefiles and spreadsheets)
  • Facilitated Practical exercises in working with GIS Data
  • Styling and symbolization

Module 3

  • Spatial mapping and Visualization in Epidemiology and Public health
  • Mapping Project activities
  • GIS mapping of priority public health problems (HIV and AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis)
  • GIS mapping of most at risk populations (MARPS)
  • GIS Mapping of health facilities and health resources

Module 4

  • GIS for monitoring in Epidemiology and public health
  • GIS in Disease transmission and progression mapping
  • GIS as a Decision Support System for Public Health Management (What, where, when, how and why analysis - case studies)
  • Use of GIS in Epidemiology and Health Related Disaster Management (case studies or practical)
  • GIS in Environmental management and Public health (case studies or practical)
26, Oduyemi Street, Anifowoshe, Off Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos Jul 25 - 29 Jul, 2016
NGN 100,000.00
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