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This occurrence is not offered in 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.
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.
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.
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.
HLTH462 recommended but not required.
There is one lecture per week (duration of 2 hours).
Domestic fee $1,066.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
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