GEOG 446: Geography of Health Care Delivery
This course examines the role that geography plays in shaping how people interact with the health care system. Topics include health care delivery system types, facility and personnel distributions, access to care, health care utilization, as well as GIS, spatial analysis, and decision support systems.
GEOG 541: GIS in Public Health
This is an advanced course that will introduce GIS and spatial data, introduce the spatial representation and modeling of health-related data, and review common GIS-based visualization and spatial analytic methods used in public health studies. The overall objective of the course is to provide students with a solid theoretical foundation for visualizing, exploring, and analyzing public health- related issues within the framework of GIScience and to gain practical skills that can be used to leverage this knowledge.
GEOG 215: Introduction to Spatial Data Science
This course introduces students to data science with a focus on spatial (geographic) data, data that are referenced to a location on Earth’s surface. Students learn concepts and techniques to apply various facets of data science practice, including data collection, management, and integration, descriptive modeling, exploratory spatial data analysis, and communication via visualization and mapping.
GEOG 491: Introduction of Geographic Information Systems
This course provides an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a set of hardware, software, and methods that can be used to collect, store, display, model, and analyze geographic information and spatial data. The goal of this course is to provide students with a firm understanding of the conceptual, technical, and practical issues affecting the use of geographic information within a variety of applications.