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Short about study course

Department: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology
Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Toms Pulmanis
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Nursing Science
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Public Health

Objective

To introduce students with basic principles of scientific methodology and the use of principles in the research of public health problems; to introduce with the organization, execution and evaluation stages of scientific work; to read, select and structure scientific literature and prepare literature review about specific topic in the area of public health and healthcare; to develop and promote evidence-based, systematic and analytical thinking process for problem-solving in the area of public health and healthcare.

Prerequisites

Public Health and Epidemiology, Introduction to Psychology and Sociology, Introduction to Evidence-Based Care.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Describe the stages of research work; differentiate between scientific publications and popular sources of information; recognize sources of information that are based on the principles of scientific methodology; know the databases for the searching of scientific publications; describe information according to selected research question and technical requirements.

Skills

Will be able to propose and define the aim and the tasks of research project according to research question; to select scientific literature according to research question; to integrate information from different data sources into specific literature review about selected research problem.

Competence

Will be able to independently formulate research question; to obtain, select and analyze information of public health research according to principles of scientific methodology.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2019, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Nursing Studies4Bachelor’sRequiredToms Pulmanis, Inese Stars, Anita Villeruša, Daiga Spila, Lauma Spriņģe, Inese Gobiņa, Aija Bukova-Žideļūna
Midwifery6Bachelor’sRequiredToms Pulmanis, Inese Stars, Lauma Spriņģe, Aija Bukova-Žideļūna, Anita Villeruša, Inese Gobiņa
Planning period:Year 2020, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Nursing Studies4Bachelor’sRequiredToms Pulmanis, Daiga Spila, Inese Stars, Lauma Spriņģe, Inese Gobiņa, Mirdza Kursīte, Anita Villeruša, Una Kojalo, Ieva Strēle
Nursing4Bachelor’sRequiredToms Pulmanis, Inese Gobiņa, Inga Znotiņa, Inese Stars, Ieva Strēle, Lauma Spriņģe, Mirdza Kursīte
Midwifery6Bachelor’sRequiredToms Pulmanis, Daiga Spila, Inese Stars, Lauma Spriņģe, Mirdza Kursīte, Una Kojalo
Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Nursing4Bachelor’sRequired
Nursing Studies4Bachelor’sRequired
Midwifery6Bachelor’sRequired