Global health data and visualization

***Watch this space for information about a new course I am developing for Allegheny's fully remote January Term***

This course was made possible with generous support from the Franklin H. and Ruth L. Wells Foundation.

Global health data and visualization

An exploration of publicly available quantitative data related to global health and development from countries around the world. Students learn how to find, organize, and visualize publicly available data, as well as practice database management, merging, documentation, and visualization with an emphasis on understanding the underlying processes by which data are generated by various agencies and organizations. Students learn how to develop graphs and conceptual diagrams to indicate theories of causality for various health outcomes. Students investigate the benefits and drawbacks of using publicly available data and gain skills to prepare for independent data analysis.

This course will count as an elective for the Science and the Environment Dimension of GHS at Allegheny College, and will fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) and Scientific Processes (SP) Distribution Requirements.