Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

CPH 515 Geographic Information Systems for Public Health

Public health practitioners track population data to plot disease trends and associated patterns of social and biological determinants of health disparities. This course will cover concepts of basic mapping using Geographic Information System (GIS) software. Types and sources of data will be reviewed, along with their uses for understanding demographic and socioeconomic trends. This is an asynchronous, online “lab” course based on tutorials and case studies. Students interested in a strong understanding of underlying GIS principles should consider GEOG 588 instead of this course.


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