The Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health (MSAPH) combines expertise on public health issues with GIS technologies. Spatial health data is fundamental to assess hazards from environmental exposure, and the impact of health intervention towards the wellbeing of communities.
Geospatial analysts can use spatial data to determine important health demographics such as disease causation and spread prevention, disaster risk factors, genetic disease likelihood, physical and mental behavioural trends, and economic affect. These issues are on the rise and experts are needed globally.
Students should have achieved at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses in their undergraduate degree, and have some basic previous experience in GIS and statistics.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health or use the admission requirements checker.How to apply
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Graduates with geospatial science and health analytical skills will find themselves well-suited to work as spatial analysts, health policy makers, GIS software developers, environmental health officers, statisticians, and administrators in health research groups, DHBs, health ministries, and other public health sector organisations.