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SPH Alumni Courses - PHW272C: Applied Spatial Data Science for Public Health is a Course

SPH Alumni Courses - PHW272C: Applied Spatial Data Science for Public Health

Mar 9 - May 3, 2020
3.0 credits

Spots remaining: 5

$1,650 Enroll

Full course description

SPH Alumni Courses are open to all SPH alumni interested in continuing their education. Alumni can now enroll in online courses from Berkeley Public Health’s top rated online MPH program at a special rate for alumni (43% discount).

Spatial analysis is a powerful set of techniques that can be used to describe and explain patterns of health and disease data through the statistical analysis of locational data. As location information becomes routinely collected alongside health data, including through the application of mobile and other technologies, public health researchers and practitioners are increasingly harnessing the power of geography to increase the impact of their public health work. This course will cover the theory and methods behind the analysis of patterns of health and disease in space. Students will increase their proficiency in the application of Geographic Information Systems to public health data, and will learn how to perform a wide variety of space and space-time analyses. The course will introduce statistical techniques useful for describing, analyzing and interpreting layers of mapped data, including the acquisition and classification of remote sensing data. Exercises will guide students to a stronger understanding of the role of spatial data science in public health, and will provide a framework for applying spatial analysis to common questions that arise in public health practice and research. Students will learn how to pose substantive questions regarding spatial analysis of health data (including in the domain of spatial epidemiology), identify appropriate methods and data necessary to address spatial questions, apply appropriate spatial statistics to diverse locational data, and report results of analyses in a clear and interpretable manner to both public health and ion-public health audiences. 


Alumni completing this course will receive a Certificate of completion from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. 

Enrollment Cancellation Policy: Written cancellation notification must be emailed to sph_catalog@berkeley.edu prior to the start date of the class in which you are registered in order to qualify for a refund, less a 5% administrative fee.