- Code DEMO8063
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society and the Research School of Population Health and the School of Demography
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences / ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Demography
- Areas of interest Geography, Population Studies, Statistics, Demography, Public Health
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2017
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In order to understand societal change, one needs to examine the mix of location-specific contexts that occur across space. This course focuses on local population change and its interrelation with health and wellbeing by exploring the theory, tools and analytical frameworks for dealing with spatial population and health data. Students will investigate strategies for overcoming the additional complexity of working and mapping spatial population and health data using geographic information systems software. The course will cover topics such as demographic and health uses of spatial data, sources of geospatial data, managing and mapping spatial data in geographic information systems, spatial autocorrelation and scale and spatial statistics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain the theoretical and practical considerations required for conducting spatial analysis of population or public health data.
- Prepare, manipulate, display and analyse spatial population data.
- Understand the importance of spatial data for local population and health planning.
- Build and critically evaluate spatial analysis models.
- Conduct an independent research project that includes analysing and mapping spatial data.
Indicative AssessmentSeminar participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Short written assignment 1500 words (25%) Learning Outcomes 1-2
Research essay 4500 words (65%) Learning outcomes 1-5
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of seminars; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|20 Feb 2017
|27 Feb 2017
|31 Mar 2017
|26 May 2017