Remote Sensing and GIS for Public Health and Epidemiology Course

Remote Sensing and GIS for Public Health and Epidemiology Course

Course Date Duration Location Registration
06/05/2024 To 17/05/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
03/06/2024 To 14/06/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
01/07/2024 To 12/07/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
29/07/2024 To 09/08/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
26/08/2024 To 06/09/2024 10 Days Mombasa, Kenya
23/09/2024 To 04/10/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
21/10/2024 To 01/11/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
18/11/2024 To 29/11/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
09/12/2024 To 20/12/2024 10 Days Mombasa, Kenya

Introduction:

 The course on Remote Sensing and GIS for Public Health and Epidemiology aims to equip participants with a thorough understanding of how remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) can be leveraged in public health and epidemiological research. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on exercises, participants will develop the skills necessary to effectively utilize remote sensing and GIS technologies for assessing, monitoring, and analyzing public health issues and disease patterns.

Course Objectives:

  1. Provide an introduction to the fundamentals of remote sensing and GIS technologies.
  2. Explore diverse applications of remote sensing and GIS in the context of public health and epidemiology.
  3. Enhance participants' proficiency in collecting, managing, analyzing, and visualizing geospatial data.
  4. Offer practical training in remote sensing and GIS software for public health research.
  5. Demonstrate the contribution of remote sensing and GIS in disease surveillance and outbreak response.
  6. Foster collaboration and networking among participants for future research and projects.

Organizational Benefits:

By participating in this course, organizations can expect the following benefits:

  1. Enhanced capacity of staff members to effectively utilize remote sensing and GIS technologies for public health and epidemiological research.
  2. Improved understanding of the spatial aspects of disease patterns, facilitating informed decision-making.
  3. Increased efficiency in data collection, management, analysis, and visualization through the use of geospatial tools.
  4. Strengthened ability to identify and respond to disease outbreaks through improved surveillance and monitoring systems.
  5. Potential for collaborations and partnerships with other organizations and institutions working in the field of public health and GIS.

Duration:

10 days

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS in Public Health

  • Overview of remote sensing and GIS technologies
  • Significance of geospatial analysis in public health research
  • Integration of remote sensing and GIS in epidemiological studies

Module 2: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

  • Electromagnetic spectrum and its relevance to remote sensing
  • Types of remote sensing platforms (satellites, drones, etc.)
  • Image acquisition techniques and data characteristics

Module 3: Image Preprocessing and Enhancement

  • Image preprocessing techniques (georeferencing, orthorectification)
  • Image enhancement techniques (contrast adjustment, filtering)
  • Quality assessment and improvement of remote sensing data

Module 4: Introduction to GIS and Spatial Data

  • Basics of geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Spatial data models and formats (vector, raster)
  • Data acquisition and sources (field surveys, open data repositories)

Module 5: Geospatial Data Processing and Management

  • Data preprocessing and quality control
  • Geodatabase design and management
  • Spatial data integration and fusion

Module 6: Spatial Analysis Techniques

  • Spatial interpolation and modeling
  • Spatial statistics and hotspot analysis
  • Network analysis and spatial optimization

Module 7: Remote Sensing for Environmental Health

  • Monitoring air and water quality using remote sensing
  • Detection and mapping of vector-borne diseases
  • Land cover change analysis for public health studies

Module 8: Disease Mapping and Spatial Epidemiology

  • Principles of disease mapping
  • Spatial clustering and disease hotspot detection
  • Spatial analysis of disease risk factors

Module 9: Remote Sensing and GIS in Disease Surveillance

  • Use of satellite imagery for disease surveillance
  • Monitoring disease outbreaks and spread
  • Real-time monitoring using remote sensing data

Module 10: Spatial Decision Support Systems in Public Health

  • Introduction to decision support systems (DSS)
  • Designing and developing spatial DSS tools
  • Application of DSS in public health planning and resource allocation

Module 11: Geospatial Data Visualization and Cartography

  • Principles of effective geospatial data visualization
  • Cartographic techniques for public health mapping
  • Interactive web mapping for disseminating public health information

Module 12: Spatial Data Quality and Uncertainty

  • Assessment and management of spatial data quality
  • Handling uncertainties in remote sensing and GIS data
  • Communicating data quality and uncertainty to stakeholders

Module 13: Remote Sensing and GIS in Epidemiological Studies

  • Utilizing remote sensing for disease risk modeling
  • GIS-based exposure assessment in epidemiology
  • Linking environmental factors with health outcomes using geospatial methods

Module 14: Remote Sensing and GIS for Health Services Planning

  • Optimizing healthcare facility locations using GIS
  • Accessibility analysis for healthcare services
  • Health infrastructure planning and resource allocation

Module 15: Spatiotemporal Analysis and Modeling

  • Spatiotemporal data analysis techniques
  • Temporal analysis of disease trends
  • Modeling disease spread and dynamics using GIS and remote sensing

Module 16: Remote Sensing and GIS for Disaster Management

  • Role of remote sensing and GIS in disaster response and recovery
  • Damage assessment and vulnerability mapping using geospatial technologies
  • Emergency preparedness and planning with remote sensing and GIS

Module 17: Geospatial Analysis of Social Determinants of Health

  • Spatial analysis of social and environmental determinants of health
  • Health inequality mapping and analysis
  • Geodemographic profiling for public health interventions

Module 18: Remote Sensing and GIS for Vector-Borne Disease Control

  • Remote sensing applications for vector habitat mapping
  • GIS-based modeling and prediction of vector-borne diseases
  • Targeted intervention planning using geospatial techniques

Module 19: Spatial Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases

  • Exploring the spatial patterns of non-communicable diseases
  • GIS-based analysis of risk factors for non-communicable diseases
  • Geospatial approaches for prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

Module 20: Remote Sensing and GIS in Health Impact Assessment

  • Integrating remote sensing and GIS in health impact assessment (HIA)
  • Analyzing the spatial distribution of health impacts
  • Geospatial tools for HIA decision-making

Module 21: Remote Sensing and GIS for Infectious Disease Modeling

  • Remote sensing data for infectious disease modeling
  • GIS-based modeling of disease transmission dynamics
  • Estimating disease burden and forecasting using geospatial methods

Module 22: Participatory Mapping and Citizen Science in Public Health

  • Engaging communities in data collection and mapping
  • Participatory GIS (PGIS) techniques for public health research
  • Citizen science and crowdsourcing applications in epidemiology

Module 23: Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmental Health Risk Assessment

  • Assessing and mapping environmental health risks using remote sensing
  • Exposure modeling and risk assessment with GIS
  • Geospatial tools for communicating health risks to stakeholders

Module 24: Geospatial Epidemiology of Air Pollution

  • Remote sensing of air pollution indicators
  • GIS-based analysis of air pollution and health outcomes
  • Planning interventions to mitigate air pollution-related health risks

Module 25: Remote Sensing and GIS in Occupational Health Studies

  • Application of remote sensing for monitoring occupational health hazards
  • GIS-based analysis of occupational health outcomes
  • Workplace exposure assessment using geospatial techniques

Module 26: Remote Sensing and GIS for Waterborne Disease Surveillance

  • Remote sensing of water quality parameters
  • GIS-based analysis of waterborne disease outbreaks
  • Source water protection and management using geospatial methods

Module 27: Geospatial Analysis of Urban Health

  • Spatial analysis of health issues in urban environments
  • Urban health disparities and environmental justice
  • Urban planning and design interventions using remote sensing and GIS

Module 28: Remote Sensing and GIS in Mental Health Research

  • Assessing the impact of environmental factors on mental health using remote sensing
  • GIS-based analysis of mental health service accessibility
  • Spatial modeling of mental health indicators

Module 29: Remote Sensing and GIS in Global Health

  • Utilizing remote sensing and GIS for global health monitoring and surveillance
  • Mapping disease burden and healthcare infrastructure in low-resource settings
  • Geospatial approaches for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Module 30: Future Trends and Challenges in Remote Sensing and GIS for Public Health

  • Emerging technologies and trends in remote sensing and GIS
  • Ethical considerations and privacy concerns in geospatial health research
  • Addressing challenges and advancing the field of geospatial epidemiology

General Notes

  • All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs
  • The participant must be conversant in English
  • Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.
  • Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)
  • Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule
  • Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.
  • The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.
  • Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.
  • Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.
  • One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.
  • Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)
  • Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.
  • For any inquiries reach us at training@fdc-k.org or +254712260031
  • Website:www.fdc-k.org

 

 

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