This training introduces participants to data concepts including management and cleaning of data in Excel and use of maps as part of the decision-making process.
About this course
The online course focuses on the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in public health, specifically using maps for better program and policy decision making. This course introduces participants to data concepts including management and cleaning of data in Microsoft Excel, using maps as part of the decision-making process, introduction to GIS concepts, and hands-on introduction to QGIS, an open-source GIS software package. No previous experience with GIS software is required.
This training program is designed for those responsible for developing a visual representation of data used by decision- and policy-maker stakeholders.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Create a map in QGIS to inform decisions and plan programs,
- Explain the map they created to other public health professionals, and
- Describe a way in which they will apply and share the skills they learned.