GIS and Analysis - YMED5010

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Course Outline: See Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: Students who are not enrolled in a postgraduate program in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine will need to provide approval from their program authority and the approval of the course convenor to

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course is being taught by Arizona State University as a PLuS Alliance course.
ASU Course Code: PAF571

The course is available online to students enrolled in specific postgraduate programs in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

Geographic Information Systems technology continues to play a key role in public administration and governmental operations related to the provision of public service, governmental decision-making, policy analysis and public program evaluation. This course will provide foundational information related to the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to meet the various needs within governmental operations and public administration.

The first half of the semester will focus on developing skills within the various GIS tools while building upon philosophical and theoretical foundations of Geospatial Information Sciences used to model and analyze real world conditions. The second half of the semester will focus on each student’s specific area of interests through an independent research project utilizing GIS technology to address public sector issues. With the continually broadening scope of applications for which GIS technology can be applied, the opportunities are boundless with respect to the various projects that can be undertaken to improve governmental operations, the provision of public services, policy analysis, and program evaluation.

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