‘Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Public Health – an open-source approach’ is a self-paced online course packed with contents that will fast-track your learning journey in the GIS and public health domain.
This introductory GIS and Health course will help you understand spatial techniques used in GIS and Health and some core theory, concepts and background so that you can use GIS successfully. We created this course in response to the increasing need for health professionals to incorporate location intelligence in their day-to-day decisions and the growing availability of open-source GIS tools and datasets.
This is how the course is going to help you:
You’ll be in a better position to meet your daily decision-making needs at work
You’ll be inspired to start research in this subject
You’ll diversify and enhance your skillset (either in GIS, Health or both)
You’ll be able to apply the learnings to your work/studies right after.
This course is composed of 17 video lectures and 15 tutorials. QGIS will be used in the tutorials, which is a free, open-source application available for Windows, MacOS and Linux.
There are no assessments in this course, at least not in the traditional sense of it! The best way for you self-evaluate is by following the tutorials.
Social learning plays a vital role in getting the most out of this journey, so you might also like to join in on conversations using @OriGudes, @allthatgeo, #gisforpublichealth and #GeoHealth on social media.