GISC411-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Spatial Analytics for Health

This occurrence is not offered in 2021

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


This course will provide students with an introduction to the use of spatial analytics methods for the study of health, disease and health care. Students will be expected to apply these methods in developing a research proposal.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of GISC411, students should:

  • Recognise the value of spatial analytics and GIS applications within health geography.

  • Have developed an awareness of health-related (e.g. socio-economic/environmental) spatial data sources, data types, spatial resolution, and data limitations.

  • Be able to identify key GIS concepts and techniques, including statistical techniques, relevant to GIS applications in health.

  • Have practical experience using GIS and spatial analytics to undertake investigations of health and health care issues through visualisation and spatial / statistical analysis of data.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Entry is subject to the approval of the Programme Director: GIS. RP: HLTH462 recommended but not required.

Recommended Preparation

HLTH462 recommended but not required.

Timetable Note

There is one lecture per week (duration of 2 hours).

Course Coordinators

Jesse Wiki and Malcolm Campbell


Lukas Marek and Lindsey Conrow


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Labs 30% Four lab assessments worth 7.5% each
Proposal Presentation 10%
Final Project 60%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,066.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the departments and faculties page .

All GISC411 Occurrences

  • GISC411-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021 - Not Offered