[Atmos_enviro_health] Spatial Analysis 4-day Short Course,
5-8 Sept 2005
Olivia.Harkin at anu.edu.au
Fri May 20 15:07:07 EST 2005
We just wanted to let you know that the draft program for the spatial
analysis short course to be held in Canberra in September is now
Detailed below and available via another link from the above webpage is
the flyer and registration form for the short course.
Feel free to circulate this information around your workplaces to anyone
else who might be interested.
4 DAY SHORT COURSE - FLYER AND REGISTRATION FORM
SPATIAL ANALYSIS IN ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY:
Monday 5th - Thursday 8th September 2005, ANU Campus, Canberra.
This four-day short course will provide training in public health
research methods for spatial and temporal analysis, particularly in the
field of Environmental Epidemiology. There is a strong focus on the use
of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The course aims to improve
participants' language and software skills to enable them to better
liaise with geographic information systems (GIS) experts, and to enhance
communication between the public health sector and GIS Practitioners.
* Introduction to GIS: what do they offer
* Obtaining and linking spatial data
* Mapping, visualisation & interpolation with GIS
* Modelling with point locations
* Space-time exposure assessment
* Presentation of data for policy and strategic planning
* Case studies in spatial epidemiology
* Discussions on the value of competing methods
David Briggs (course leader) is Professor of Environment and Health
Science, Imperial College London. He leads a Geographic Information
Systems group in the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit. He is lead
researcher on wide range of projects on environmental health,
specialising in Geographic Information Systems applications for exposure
assessment, environmental modelling and environmental policy support.
Graeme Hugo is a Federation Fellow, Professor of the Department of
Geographical and Environmental Studies and Director of the National
Centre for Social Applications of Geographic Information Systems at the
University of Adelaide. His expertise is in population issues in
Australia and South East Asia, especially migration.
John Glover is Director of the Public Health Information Development
Unit at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of social health
atlases, presenting data at a small area level to monitor and describe
social inequality and its impact on the health of population groups.
Michael Hutchinson is Professor and Acting Director, Centre for Resource
and Environmental Studies (CRES), Australian National University. His
techniques for spatial analysis and modelling of topography and climate
are recognised world-wide. They are used to assess the impacts of
projected climate change by the world's leading climate research
institions. He was an invited contributor to IGBP synthesis 1998-2003.
Geoff Morgan is an environmental epidemiologist with the Northern Rivers
University Department of Rural Health, Sydney University. His current
includes: spatial methods to assess the effects of environmental
exposure on health using routinely collected health, environment and
socio-demographic data; the health effects of air pollution in Sydney;
and environmental factors associated with Ross River Virus episodes in
the Northern Rivers Area of NSW.
Clive Sabel is a Senior Lecturer in GIS and Spatial Analysis at the
University of Canterbury, NZ. He teaches Geographic Information Science,
Advanced Spatial Analysis and Research Methods in Geography, and has
written extensively on spatial epidemiology, particularly spatial
Full 4 day short course $1200, Early bird $1100 if you register before
Friday 29th July.
Students $950, Early bird students $850 if you register before Friday
Registration includes catering all day for the 4 days, handouts and
materials, and a course dinner including beverages.
If you would like further information or a copy of the flyer and
registration form for this short course please go to:
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National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health
Building #62, Cnr Mills & Eggleston Roads
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia
T: +61 2 6125 5626
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