Applied spatial analysis

Graduate Programme in Public Health

A 5-week course. In the first week, there will be lectures, group discussions and exercises (full days 9-16). The following 3 weeks participants (individually) work with their own project and prepare a course report. Participants will each have a 1 hour consultation with course lecturers regarding their project. In the 5th week the report is handed-in. Finally, each participant presents the report at a seminar by the end of the 5th week.


The aim of the course is to obtain knowledge on:

* Understand the basic principles of geographical information systems for mapping outcome measures (such as disease)      

* spatial dependence and autocorrelation  (geostatistics)                               

* investigating global and local clustering                                                  

* Apply methods for spatial analysis of epidemiological, public health, health economics and related measures studies based on health-related registers

* Analyses with both point data and polygon data

Course credit: 6

Course leader: Professor Annette Kjær Ersbøll (NIPH), associate professor Jasper Schipperijn (IOB)

Course material: Text book, scientific papers, handouts   

Max number of participants: 20 PhD students

The PhD courses Biostatistics I+II or a similar course. Knowledge of a statistical analysis program such as SAS/STATA/R. Participants should bring their own laptop with SAS version 9.2/9.3 or STATA version 12 AND R. We will also use a GIS program.  

Course venue: National Institute of Public Health, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, 1353 København K

Course Fee:
The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark.
For PhD students enrolled in Universities that have joined the "Open market agreement", there is a course fee of DKK 518,-.
For other participants there is a course fee of DKK 7175,-

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