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Short about study course

Department: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology
Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Indra Liniņa
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Public Health
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Public Health

Objective

The course aims to increase the knowledge on the principles of epidemiological surveillance and control of infectious diseases and on measures to be taken to control the epidemiological situation of emergency.
Course topics: epidemiology of infectious diseases; surveillance and control of: acute intestinal diseases; infectious air-borne diseases; zoonoses; hepatitis and HIV/AIDS; nosocomial infectious diseases.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in epidemiology, public health, biology, microbiology, infections diseases and environmental health.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Describe transmission chain of particular infectious diseases;
Describe the registration procedure of epidemiological surveillance;
Explain the core principles of emergency control in infectious disease epidemiology.

Skills

Register cases of infectious disease according to the registration procedure of epidemiological surveillance;
Analyze examples of emergency situations to control infectious diseases.

Competence

Develop epidemiological control and action plan to assess and handle complex emergency situations of infectious diseases.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2015, Autumn semester
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Public Health3Master’sLimited choice
Planning period:Year 2016, Autumn semester
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Public Health3Master’sLimited choiceIndra Liniņa
Planning period:Year 2017, Autumn semester
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Public Health3Master’sLimited choiceIndra Liniņa
Planning period:Year 2018, Autumn semester
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Public Health2Master’sLimited choiceIndra Liniņa
Planning period:Year 2019, Autumn semester
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Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
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Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
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