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Inese Gobiņa

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:4.00
Study Course Accepted:18.02.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:SVUEK_034LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:1.00ECTS:1.50
Branch of Science:Medicine; Public HealthTarget Audience:Medicine
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)Lecture Length (academic hours)Total Contact Hours of Lectures0
Classes (number)5Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes20
Total Contact Hours20
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Basics in epidemiology and internal medicine.
To develop primary public health and health care knowledge and competencies.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Public health. Health concept. Measures of population health.Classes1.00auditorium
2Disease prevention. Screening. Health promotion.Classes1.00auditorium
3Health system framework and values. Integrated care. Governance.Classes1.00auditorium
4Health care financing. Quality concept in healthcare.Classes1.00auditorium
5Social determinants of health.Classes1.00auditorium
Unaided Work:
Work with the literature.
Assessment Criteria:
Class attendance. Participation and contribution in class discussions and assigned group works; results of self-assessment tests.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:• Define public health concept. • Describe the functions of modern public health. • Explain the fields and core areas of public health. • Define the evidence-based public health. • Define the health concept. • Identify the measures of population health. • Distinguish the levels of disease prevention. • Explain the high-risk and population strategy for disease prevention. • Identify the prerequisites of disease screening as regards disease, test, and treatment. • Define the concept and main principles of health promotion. • Explain the aim of health promotion in patient-health care. • Identify the health promotion approaches. • Name the values and ethical principles of health systems. • Define the principles and parties of the healthcare organization and financing. • Define the quality concept in healthcare.
Skills:• Differentiate and compare public health and medicine. • Apply the concepts of modern public health. • Explain the meaning and application of different measures of population health. • Evaluate the difference between disease prevention and health promotion. • Compare the difference between organized disease screening and opportunistic disease screening. • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the high-risk and population strategy for disease prevention. • Apply the principles of health promotion in patient-health care. • Classify health care systems according to their financing principles. • Distinguish the levels of health care.
Competencies:• Justify for public health policy and practice in the historical and demographic context. • Apply and generalize public health knowledge to clinical research and practice. • Argue the role of health promotion and disease prevention for public health improvement. • Evaluate the quality of health care in different levels. • Evaluate the decision-making process in a healthcare organization.
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2Baltiņš M. Lietišķā epidemioloģija, Zinātne, 2003, 11- 51.
1 Carr, S., Urwin, N., Pless-Mulloli, T. Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology. 2nd ed. Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Education. 2007. e-book; EBSCOhost Ebook Academic Collection ProQuest
2Seltzer, B. 101 + Careers in Public Health. Second edition. New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company. 2016. e-Book. EBSCOhost Ebook Academic Collection ProQuest