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About Study Course

Department: Academic School of Dental Hygiene
Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Laura Isajeva
Study type:Full time
Course level:First level
Target audience:Dentistry
Language:Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Public Health

Objective

The course aims to provide knowledge and understanding of modern Public Health and Epidemiology core issues as well as to build students' scientific, critical, systematic and analytical thinking.

Prerequisites

Not required.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Upon completion of the study course students gain knowledge about:
• disease prevention, health promotion;
 • public health and epidemiology terms;
 • operating principles of public health;
 • health systems and funding in different countries;
 • analysing and comparing epidemiological studies.

Skills

Students will be able to:
• apply public health concepts, terms;
• use the concepts and terms of epidemiology;
• apply appropriate knowledge in patient education;
• choose the most appropriate health care recommendation for the patient.

Competence

Upon completion of the study course students will be able to apply practically acquired knowledge in patient care, will be able to formulate public health definitions, concepts, will be able to develop preventive recommendations for patients and logically formulate and explain the meaning of epidemiology.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dental Hygiene3First levelRequiredLaura Isajeva