Objectives and competences

This course is aimed at the use of GIS for the assessment of exposure in research on environmental health. Through an online practical and intensive programme, participants learn to apply the most commonly used programming languages in GIS: Python and R, and to resolve exercises (with Jupyterlab notes) to develop their capacity to process and analyse GIS data, while they deepen knowledge of fundamental concepts with the help of QGIS software, standard software in open code and free. Participants are required to construct their own final research project on a chosen topic, and receive feedback for the development and improvement of the project.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university course
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut
Branch of knowledge
  • Environmental sciences and ecology
  • Medicine and dentistry
Mode of deliveryDistance
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan
Enrolment fee:First year: 350,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:09/04/2024
Master's degree course homepage www.isglobal.org
ManagmentCasamitjana Badia, Núria
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


- Acquire knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS).
- To be able to find and to manage vector and raster data.
- To be able to process and analyse GIS data by using the most advanced programming techniques.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Predocs, postdocs, technical officers or professionals in public health who want to work efficiently with spatial data and GIS tools.

Access requirements: Basic programming skills with any programming language (R or Python or any other) as well as GIS are recommended but not mandatory.

Before the start of the course, the teaching staff will share a series of reference tutorials to help students acquire the most basic skills, as well as detailed instructions for installing and configuring the working environment with the software to be used.

It is the student's responsibility to start the course with this process completed, although specific advice will be given in the first two weeks.

The teaching staff can offer a small group of consultations and tutorials on demand in this initial phase of the course.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.



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Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Facultat de Medicina I Ciències de la salut UB
C/Casanova 143
Campus Casanova
08036 - Barcelona
Telephone:+34 686 835 185
Observations:from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (office hours).

For further enquiries

Address:ISGlobal - Yolanda Amat
C/ Rosselló 132
7a planta
08036 - Barcelona
Email address:yolanda.amat@isglobal.org
Telephone:+34 686 835 185
Observations:from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (office hours).

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