Public Health Geographic Information Systems Certificate

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Program URL: http://phgis.publichealth.uic.edu

Campus: Chicago

Program Type: Certificate

Program Type Detail: Certificate

Total Number of Credit Hours: 13 Sem. Hr(s).

The Public Health Geographic Information Systems online certificate provides students with an understanding of fundamental Geographic Information Systems tools and their practical applications. Students will receive advanced training in implementing and sustaining a GIS function as it applies to assessing population health problems within the context of social services, demographic factors and environmental variables.
The Public Health Geographic Information Systems online certificate is a 13-credit hour program comprised of three courses and an integrative project.
Certificate courses are taught by faculty from the highly- ranked UIC School of Public Health, as well as practicing professionals from health departments and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Students will acquire the following skills and knowledge after completion of the Public Health GIS certificate program:
- Comprehension of the goals and analysis methods common to the public health informatics field
- Command of the basic characteristics and structure of spatial databases
- Operational understanding of the most widely used GIS software package (ArcGIS)
- Ability to consult and communicate effectively with stakeholders, interest groups, and regulatory bodies by means of powerful spatial visualization tools


UIC School of Public Health/PHGIS
1603 West Taylor Street (MC 923)
Chicago, IL 60612-4394
Phone: (312) 413-3779
E-mail: phgis@uic.edu
Web page: http://publichealth.uic.edu/public-health-geographic-informatic-systems


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