The University of Twente is offering a free online course on Geohealth: Improving Public Health through Geographic Information. This course is designed for professionals working in both human and animal health, and GIS specialists and geoscientists who are interested in the health domain.
In this four week course, applicants will explore how spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to understand and improve public health.
Course At Glance
Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 4 hours/week
Subject: Geohealth: Improving Public Health through Geographic Information
Institution: University of Twente and Future learn
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Date to be announced
As a young and entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands, the University of Twente prepares young people to tackle the grand challenges the world will be facing during the coming decades.
About This Course
The environment in which we live and work can have a profound effect on our health – an effect that is explored by the emerging field of geohealth.
Why Take This Course?
This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English. Applicants can get a verified certificate.
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…
- Debate with other participants about recent developments within the field of GeoHealth
- Reflect on components of the Geohealth system and the relevance of these components
- Investigate several new analytical approaches with the GeoHealth domain
- Contribute to the discussion on the relevance of several new analytical techniques
- Explore scientific research in the Geohealth domain
This course is designed for professionals working in both human and animal health, and GIS specialists and geoscientists who are interested in the health domain.
Ellen-Wien Augustijn is a teacher and researcher at ITC. My research focusses on “Spatial Analyses” and “Agent-Based Modeling”. I am most interested in spatial-temporal diffusion patterns of infectious diseases.
Safraj Shahul Hameed
Safraj Shahul Hameed is a researcher at the Public Health Foundation of India. Interested in the application of newer technologies in health research.
Ente Rood is an epidemiologist working at the Royal Tropical Institute, the Netherlands. I am specialized in spatial epidemiology and the use of Geographic Data and Information Systems for decision support.
How To Join This Course
- Go to the course website link
- Sign Up At FutureLearn
- Select a course and Join
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- After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
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- On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).