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Inese Gobiņa

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:3.00
Study Course Accepted:11.01.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:SVUEK_099LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:4.00ECTS:6.00
Branch of Science:Medicine; Public HealthTarget Audience:Public Health
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Inese Gobiņa
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Public Health and Epidemiology
The Head of Structural Unit:Ģirts Briģis
Contacts:Rīga, Kronvalda bulvāris 9, svekatrsu[pnkts]lv, svekatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67338307
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)5Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures10
Classes (number)10Class Length (academic hours)3Total Contact Hours of Classes30
Total Contact Hours40
Lectures (number)5Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures10
Classes (number)10Class Length (academic hours)3Total Contact Hours of Classes30
Total Contact Hours40
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Basics in human biology.
Provide basic knowledge in modern public health science and practice; introduce the main domains of public health; to provide information on major contributing factors and events in public health history; to introduce with psychological and pedagogical basic principles used within public health; to enhance public health career motivation.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Public Health: domains, sub-fiels, aim and functions.Lectures2.00auditorium
2Historical development of Public Health.Lectures2.00auditorium
3Health information data sources.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Main events in public health development. Independent work. Discussion.Classes1.00auditorium
5Health and health determinants.Classes1.00auditorium
6Health evaluation approaches.Classes1.00auditorium
7Public health specialist's professional career possibilities.Classes1.00auditorium
8Public health insitutions and organisations in Latvia.Classes1.00auditorium
9Internation public health insitutions and organisations. WHO.Classes1.00auditorium
10Demography and public health.Classes1.00auditorium
11Basics in epidemiological measures for public health.Classes1.00auditorium
12Presentation of individual work on demography in the context of public health.Classes1.00auditorium
13Psychology as a science – definition and the main fields.Lectures1.00auditorium
14Brief history of psychology and the main approaches.Lectures1.00auditorium
15Psychological research.Lectures1.00auditorium
16Human psyche and human behaviour – psychological explanation and its usage in public health.Lectures1.00auditorium
17Ethical aspects in psychological research.Lectures1.00auditorium
18The intersection of psychology and public health.Classes2.00auditorium
19Debate on relationships between „nature versus nurture” in public health context.Classes1.00auditorium
20Psychological processes: feeling and perception.Classes1.00auditorium
21Psychological processes: memory and attention.Classes1.00auditorium
22Psychological processes: language and speech.Classes1.00auditorium
23Psychological processes: thinking.Classes2.00auditorium
24Psychological processes: imagination.Classes1.00auditorium
25Emotions and feelings.Classes1.00auditorium
Unaided Work:
Submission and presentation of individual work on demography; problem and situation analysis during classes; literature reading.
Assessment Criteria:
The level of participation during group works, the quality of presentations of individual and group works during classes, submission and presentation of individual work on demography, written exam.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Describe the public health and basic terms used in speciality of public health; Describe the functions of modern public health; Explain the fields and core areas of public health; Define the health concept and describe the health determinants; List the basic demographic measures; Identify the indicators for health measurement and locate health information data sources; Define psychology and describe its characteristics and usefulness in the context of public health.
Skills:Apply the concepts of modern public health; Discuss public health issues in historical context of public health development; Classify the health determinants; Calculate basic demographic measures; Differentiate and compare the data sources for health information; Identify the psychological factors in the context of different public health problems.
Competencies:Explain the public health issues in the historical and demographic context; Evaluate and argue the public health problems using different data sources.
1Baltiņš M.Lietišķā epidemioloģija, Zinātne, 2003, 11- 51.;;;; European Health Information Gateway (