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Spatial Analysis IV: Spatial Design and Application

Course Status

4th Term
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Class Time(s)
Wednesday, 9:30 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact Name
Frank Curriero
Contact Email
Frequency Schedule
One Year Only

340.696 Spatial Analysis I: ArcGIS; 340.697 Spatial Analysis II: Spatial Data Technologies; 140.698 Spatial Analysis III: Spatial Statistics

Expands students’ abilities to design, conduct and report the results of a complete public health related spatial analysis. Focuses on further developing and integrating components of the spatial science paradigm, Spatial Data, GIS and Spatial Statistics. Introduces relevant topics in GIS, spatial data technologies and spatial statistics not previously covered in Spatial Analysis I-III.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe how spatial information and spatial analysis can be included into public health research and practice
  2. Frame a scientific question and/or hypothesis about spatial relationships into the appropriate spatial statistical methodology, the results and interpretations of which represent quantities of scientific interest
  3. Complete a spatial analysis project that includes all components of the spatial science paradigm and a written summary in the form of a scientific paper
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 20% participation in class discussion and activities
  • 30% in class projects
  • 20% Quizzes
  • 30% Final Project
Jointly Offered With
Special Comments

Please note: This is the virtual/online section of a course that is also offered onsite. Students will need to commit to the modality for which they register. Use of personal laptops is strongly encouraged.