Courses / conferences

Online course in Population Health & GIS – January 2014

Population Health and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Online course delivery:  January 13 – April 6, 2014
Mandatory online orientation:  January 6 – 12, 2014
Registration deadline:  December 13, 2013

Topics include:

  • Spatial thinking in population health
  • Introduction to spatial data
  • Key concepts in spatial data analysis
  • Mapping health data and health determinants
  • Use of spatial data in health policy
  • Siting health facilities and estimating geographic access
  • Incorporating spatial data and methods into surveillance and disease control
  • Modeling environmental pollutants and conducting spatial exposure assessments
  • Examining the built and social environments and health using GIS
  • Exploring future advances in the use of GIS for population and public health
  • Conducting a final project that applies GIS to a health question of your choosing

Course details can be found at:

This course is part of the Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis program which provides a unique opportunity for health professionals to learn a diverse set of skills from multiple disciplines.  The flexible entry program allows you to start in any term and to take up to two courses without applying to the full program. For details on other upcoming courses visit:

Applicants to this program may be eligible for CIHR-IPPH Skills Update Award funding.

Visit: for details.

For more information or to register contact: Maxine Reitsma, Program Coordinator, UVic Division of Continuing Studies, Phone: 250 721 6477, Email:


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