GIS for Public Health short course


GIS for Public Health

5-day short course which runs annually in July

Next course dates: 9th July - 13th July 2018


This specialist workshop on GIS for Public Health offers an introduction to GIS and how it is used in public health and epidemiological research. You will learn how to use GIS to prepare and analyse data for studies of environment and health, use GIS to assess exposures to environmental pollution, and explore and analyse patterns and spread of disease.
Specific skills and tools will be introduced in relation to assessing exposure to a range of environmental risks, and a particular focus will be given to methods for linking geographical and health data for epidemiological studies and health risk assessment.

More information about the short course can be accessed here.

To regsiter for the course please click here. Registration opens 5th March 2018.


Course Fees*:

  • £500 Internal rate (Imperial College & Public Health England)
  • £800 External rate

* Fee does include course participation, course materials, morning and afternoon refreshments. Lunch and accommodation are not included.


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Practical Information

Location: The course will be taught at the St Mary’s campus of Imperial College London. This campus is located in central West London.

Timetable: To give you an idea of content and timings please see last year's timetable. This timetable is subject to slight changes. The timetable for the 2017 short course will be provided together with the final details two weeks before the course and in the course pack on the first day of the course. Changes during the course, if necessary, will be announced as soon as possible.

Materials: A course pack will be distributed on the first day and will provide you with the course handbook and all the information you will need during the course. Power Point presentations of all lectures will be made available to you at the end of the course. You will also be provided with an USB stick which contains data used during the course as well as scripts and models.

Accommodation: The course fee does not include accommodation. We recommend that participants arrange accommodation after they have been accepted on the course. A few options are listed below: