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Short about study course

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

Objective

To train students for research work, based on health registers data.

Prerequisites

Public health, statistics, basic epidemiology - according to the content of bachelor study programs in Health Care specialties.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
- list the existing health registers in Latvia and describe legislation which regulates the operation health registers;
- discuss on ethical issues related with using register data for research;
- recognize advantages and disadvantages of using register data for health research.

Skills

- develop a study design in accordance with type of data provided by particular registers;
- prepare an appropriate data request to be submitted to the data owner or responsible institution.

Competence

- evaluate completeness and quality of register data in relation to their suitability for research;
- judge about potential effects or biases what register drawbacks can impose on study results;
- critically review publications of register-based research.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2015, Autumn semester
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Public Health3Master’sLimited choiceIeva Strēle
Planning period:Year 2016, Autumn semester
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Public Health3Master’sLimited choiceIeva Strēle
Planning period:Year 2017, Autumn semester
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Public Health3Master’sLimited choiceIeva Strēle
Planning period:Year 2018, Autumn semester
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Public Health3Master’sLimited choiceIeva Strēle, Aija Bukova-Žideļūna, Signe Širova, Liene MoruzaInga Širina,
Planning period:Year 2019, Autumn semester
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Public Health3Master’sLimited choiceIeva Strēle
Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
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Public Health3Master’sLimited choice