date_range Débute le 15 août 2016
event_note Se termine le 19 août 2016
list 4 séquences
assignment Niveau : Introductif
chat_bubble_outline Langue : Anglais
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En résumé

Explore how spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to understand and improve public health.

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Le programme

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. This free online course will introduce you to new developments in geohealth, looking at the latest thinking and methods for using spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) in health settings. Understand geohealth techniques and best practice The course consists of ten different topics, ranging from data collection techniques to spatial simulation, and aims to bridge the gap between scientific research and health professionals. By the end of the course, you will understand how spatial data and geo-information techniques can contribute to solving public health problems, and be aware of best practice when using GIS in the health field. Learn with health and geo-informatics specialists The Geohealth course has been developed by three well-known institutions with experience in both the health domain and the field of geo-informatics: Public Health Foundation of India helps to build institutional and systems capacity in India for strengthening education, training, research and policy development in the area of public health. Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam aims to improve health and ensure equitable socio-economic development as much as intercultural cooperation with partners worldwide. Faculty of ITC at the University of Twente is recognised worldwide for achievements in teaching, research and capacity development in the field of geo-information science and earth observation.
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Les intervenants

  • Ellen-Wien Augustijn
  • Safraj Shahul Hameed
  • Ente Rood
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La plateforme

FutureLearn est une plate-forme d'apprentissage proposant des formations en ligne ouvertes à tous (MOOC)

Fondée en Décembre 2012, la société est entièrement détenue par l'Open University à Milton Keynes, en Angleterre.

Elle est la 1ère plateforme offrant des MOOC au Royaume-Uni, avec à son actif plus d'une cinquantaine d'universités partenaires provenant du Royaume Uni mais aussi du reste du monde.

FutureLearn se différencie également par des partenariats avec des entités non-universitaires comme le British Museum, le British Council, la British Library et la national Film and Television School.

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