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PenCHORD Training - Module 2


Exeter and Plymouth
10th March 2016
10.00 - 17.00
Category: Local Events

Please note: We are holding the same training programme in two different locations at the same time. These locations are Exeter (112 Baring Court, St Luke's Campus) AND Plymouth (Cookworthy Building 414).  Please specify which location you would like to attend upon booking.

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MODULE 2 : Geographic Modelling

Geographic modelling techniques provide vital decision support when deciding where to place services, or to predict the impact of service closure or geographic reconfiguration. Simple but effective geographic models can be built using a combination of Microsoft Excel and freely available software. In this module, students will learn how to build a geographic model to predict the impact of theoretical Minor Injury Unit closures in Cornwall.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role and potential applications of geographic modelling
  • Obtain a batch of shortest driving distance and time calculations from a dataset containing patient and provider postcode data
  • Build a geographic model in Excel of the current service scenario
  • Use “What If” analysis to predict the impact of service closures
  • Visualise the results of geographic modelling using Google Fusion Tables
  • Understand how a geographic model could be built to assess the best place to locate services amongst a number of alternative options

Future modules are also planned and these will build into a complete suite of courses. For more information please see PenCHORD training webpage on the PenCLAHRC website.

Attendees are reminded that they will need to bring a laptop to this session.

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