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Anita Villeruša

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:1.00
Study Course Information
Course Code:SVUEK_055LQF level:Level 7
Credit Points:4.00ECTS:6.00
Branch of Science:Medicine; Public HealthTarget Audience:Public Health
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Anita Villeruša
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)8Lecture Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Lectures32
Classes (number)8Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes32
Total Contact Hours64
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Introduction in health promotion and health education, Public health, Environmental health
To provide students with knowledge of evidence-based health promotion policy and its effectiveness. To analyze the effectiveness of health promotion measures and to acquire practical and theoretical skills in policy/ programme planning, introducing and supervision. To know the essence of various preventive programmes. To define and understand indicators for assessment of health promotion. To analyze the presence of various political and socioeconomic aspects in the development of health promotion. To widen the world-outlook using the experience of major foreign countries in the development of health promotion policy. To know health promotion supporting legislation and policy documents.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
Unaided Work:
Comparison and assesment of health promotion policies of national and international level.
Assessment Criteria:
particitpation in classes (10%), group work (15%), individual presentation (25%), written exam (50%)
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Students will know and understand main principles of Evidence-based health promotion policy and practice, national and international policy, strategies used in health promotion.
Skills:Students will be able to collect and analyze and prioritize data about problematic health promotion issues; to select and justify the best strategy for problem solving in health promotion in different environments; to harmonize planned health promotion activities with health policy; to work out indicators for process, short and long term evaluation of health promotion policy; to work out working plan for implementation of EU recommendations in field of HP.
Competencies:The student can argue their views, discuss about the chosen solution, to generalize health promotion benefits, to draw conclusions.
1Key Topics in Public Health, Essential Briefings on Prevention and Health Promotion, Ewles L., Elsevier, 2005,… (interneta grāmata RSU bibliotekā)
2Health Promotion and Aging : Practical Applications for Health Professionals, Haber D., New York : Springer Publishing Company. 2013, RSU bibliotekā eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
3Health Promotion Theory, CragL.,Macdowall W., Davies M., Berkshire : Open University Press. 2013, RSU bibliotekā eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
4A Guide to Practical Health Promotion, Gotwald M., Goodman-Brown J., McGraw-Hill Open University Press. 2012, RSU bibliotekā eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
5Evidence–Based Health Promotion, edited by Elizabeth R. Perkins, Ina Simnett, Linda Wright, John Wiley & Sons ,1999.
1Understanding Health Promotion, ed. by Hele Keleher, Colin Mac Dougall, Berni Murphy, Oxford University Press, 2007.
2Public Health and Health Promotion Developing Practice Second edition, Jennie Naidoo and Jane Wills, Bailliere Tindall, 2005.
3Evaluation Health Intervention, John Ovretveit, Open University Press, 1998
4Understanding Public Health : Health Promotion Practice, by Macdowall, Wendy, Bonnell, 4. Chris, Davies, Maggie, Open University Press, 2006. RSU bibliotēkā…
1Sabiedrības veselības pamatnostādnes 2014.-2020. gadam, VM, 2014.
2Vadlīnijas pašvaldībām veselības veicināšanā, VM, 2011.
3Veselība 21- veselība visiem 21. gadsimtā,PVO 1999.
4Veselība 2020, PVO,