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Short about study course

Department: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology
Credit points / ECTS:4 / 6
Course supervisor: Lauma Spriņģe
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Information and Communication Science
Language:Latvian
Study course description
Branch of science:Medicine; Public Health
Study course description

Objective

The aim of the course is to extend knowledge and improve competence of basic issues of the modern society; to introduce the diversity of issues to be addressed in public health and the applicable methods of cognition.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of human biology.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Students will:
• Define the concept of health and name the main categories of health affecting factors.
• Name health indicators to be used for assessing health and applicable data sources.
• Formulate functions of the public health sector.
• List the main areas of activity of public health nowadays.
• List key public health issues and their causes and prevention options.

Skills

Students will:
• Classify health determinants.
• Explain the nature of the indicators used for assessing health and opportunities of using them.
• Differentiate and compare various health information sources.
• Apply the concepts used in public health.
• Analyse indicators and information characterising the public health issues.

Competence

Students will:
• Relate and generalise health assessment and measurement issues to public health practice.
• Justify the nature of public health sector and its role within historical and demographic context.
• Critically assess and justify the problems and the situation in public health using data sources used in public health.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Health Communication1Master’sRequired
Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Health Communication1Master’sRequired