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Department: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology
Credit points / ECTS:4 / 6
Course supervisor: Anita Villeruša
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Public Health
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Public Health

Objective

To provide students with knowledge of evidence-based health promotion policy and its effectiveness. To analyze the effectiveness of health promotion measures and to acquire practical and theoretical skills in policy/ programme planning, introducing and supervision. To know the essence of various preventive programmes. To define and understand indicators for assessment of health promotion. To analyze the presence of various political and socioeconomic aspects in the development of health promotion. To widen the world-outlook using the experience of major foreign countries in the development of health promotion policy. To know health promotion supporting legislation and policy documents.

Prerequisites

Introduction in health promotion and health education, Public health, Environmental health

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Students will know and understand main principles of Evidence-based health promotion policy and practice, national and international policy, strategies used in health promotion.

Skills

Students will be able to collect and analyze and prioritize data about problematic health promotion issues; to select and justify the best strategy for problem solving in health promotion in different environments; to harmonize planned health promotion activities with health policy; to work out indicators for process, short and long term evaluation of health promotion policy; to work out working plan for implementation of EU recommendations in field of HP.

Competence

The student can argue their views, discuss about the chosen solution, to generalize health promotion benefits, to draw conclusions.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2015, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Public Health3Master’sRequiredAnita Villeruša, Inese Gobiņa
Planning period:Year 2016, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Public Health3Master’sRequiredAnita Villeruša, Inese Gobiņa
Planning period:Year 2017, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Public Health3Master’sRequiredAnita Villeruša
Planning period:Year 2018, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Public Health3Master’sRequiredAnita Villeruša, Aelita Vagale, Toms Pulmanis
Public Health2Master’sRequiredInese Gobiņa, Inese Stars, Aija Bukova-Žideļūna, Lauma Spriņģe
Planning period:Year 2019, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Public Health3Master’sRequiredAnita Villeruša, Toms Pulmanis, Laura Isajeva
Public Health2Master’sRequiredInese Gobiņa, Inese StarsLauma Spriņģe,
Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Public Health3Master’sRequiredAnita Villeruša
Public Health2Master’sRequiredInese Gobiņa
Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Public Health2Master’sRequiredInese Gobiņa