Public Health professionals are responsible for protecting the population's health and providing essential human services. This role is taking on significant importance as we consider increased risks from events such as emerging infectious diseases or the release of biological agents. Geography is the common denominator across all the various data used and the spatial relationship between events, locations, or processes in public health analysis. Public Health & Analysis will examine GIS applications and how the technology can be used as an effective tool in public health decision-making. This course will look at the numerous applications of GIS in public health, key organizations, sources of data and additional tools. Government regulations that affect the use and sharing of health data on individuals will also be considered.
George Mason University
Office of Continuing Professional Education
10900 University Blvd.
Manassas, VA 20110
Courses are offered in a three-day seminar format. Classes can be taken individually to strengthen your working knowledge or as part of the certificate program to enhance your career development. Certificate and non-certificate students are awarded 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) per ten hours of successful classroom participation. It is possible to complete the certificate in 4 to 36 months. Tailored seminars taught on your premises can be arranged through the Program Manager.