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This is a free, self-paced online course.
This taster course provides a comparison of the impact of the 2019 NSW bushfires and COVID-19 on local communities. The findings have been made available to the NSW Government and other stakeholders, to enable evidence-based decision making in areas such as rental hardship and affordability, remote accessibility and sentiment analysis.
Through a case study approach, this course examines COVID-19 and the NSW bushfires - both considerable examples of real-world problems that governments may face. Through analysing the solution in depth, participants may identify problem solving areas within their own industry through applying the same methods.
Outcomes achieved through this analysis may be used for scenario planning in such areas as rental hardship and affordability, remote accessibility and sentiment analysis, related to different Local Government Areas (LGAs).
We have developed a visualisation system to highlight comparisons and use the GIS platform for spatial display. The indicators in all periods are also compared with “normal” days, prior to October 2010.
A coordinator-based visualisation system was developed for quick comparison between LGAs, considering the hardship of both case studies. Using spatial-temporal information for LGAs in NSW, the method can be generalised for any time-period and spatial level for decision-making.
This course provides an opportunity for participants to engage with the following learning outcomes:
This taster course is suitable for anyone who is interested in the impacts of the 2019 Australian bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic on health and wellbeing in NSW local communities and how analysis of data can generate insights and inform decisions.
Learn the power and language of data analysis and get hands-on with key techniques for mining and analysing data. [10 wks, avg 5 hrs/wk]
Go in-depth into key machine learning concepts through theory, maths and programming. [10 wks, avg 5 hrs/wk]
Build your foundational data background to develop a skillset to run data mining and analysis projects. [10 wks, avg 5 hrs/wk]
Explore tools to analyse and present data on NSW communities during the early to mid-stages of COVID-19.
Understand the global response to COVID-19 through a data-driven approach, to explain how nations have responded.
Explore a case study investigating the impacts of COVID-19 and Australian bushfires, on our health and wellbeing.