Public Health Geographic Information Systems Certificate
Program URL: http://phgis.publichealth.uic.edu
Program Type: Certificate
Award Conferred: 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
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