• 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
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Demography
  • Areas of interest Population Studies, Social Research, Sociology, Demography, Public Health
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof James Raymer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. explain the theoretical and practical considerations required for conducting spatial analysis of population or public health data;
  2. prepare, manipulate, display, and analyse spatial population data;
  3. understand the importance of spatial data for local population and health planning;
  4. build and critically evaluate spatial analysis models; and
  5. conduct an independent research project that includes analysing and mapping spatial data.

Indicative Assessment

Short written assignment, 1500 words (25%) Learning Outcomes 1-2
10-minute research essay presentation and participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
Research essay, 4500 words (65%) Learning Outcomes 1-5 
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of seminars over 12 weeks; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading, and writing.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3674 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

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