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Supervisor
Anita Villeruša

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Under Review
Course Description Version:2.00
Study Course Accepted:13.02.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:SVUEK_037LQF 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)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures16
Classes (number)8Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes32
Total Contact Hours48
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Public health and epidemiology, ethics, philosophy, sociology.
Objective:
To give insight into different theories supporting Public health science and practice.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Lectures1.00auditorium
2Classes1.00auditorium
3Lectures1.00auditorium
4Classes1.00auditorium
5Classes1.00auditorium
6Lectures1.00auditorium
7Lectures1.00auditorium
8Classes1.00auditorium
9Classes1.00auditorium
10Lectures1.00auditorium
11Classes1.00auditorium
12Lectures1.00auditorium
13Classes1.00auditorium
14Lectures1.00auditorium
15Lectures1.00auditorium
16Classes1.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Assessment Criteria:
Participation in the course, group work.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Essence of the theories and fundamental conceptions applied in public health. To understand role of implementation of different social, behavioral, management and communications theories in public health research and practice.
Skills:To explore multifactor origin of health relate problems and use different approaches for solving them; To be able to create evidence based programs or policies to plan implementation and evaluation.
Competencies:Evidence based approach for finding and solving public health problems at different levels. Communication of public health messages, involvement of community and intersectoral partners, leadership.
Bibliography
No.Reference
1Essential Public Health, Theory and Practice, S.Gillam, J.Yates, P. Badrinath, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
2Evidence- Based Public Health, Ross C.Brownson, Elizabeth A.Baker, Terry L.Leet, Katheleen N.Gillespie, Oxford University Press, 2003.
3Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice, edit by David Pencheon at all, Oxford University Press, 2004
4Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance, edited by Steven M. Teutsch, R. Elliott Churchill, Oxford University Press, 1994.
5Health Promotion Foundation for Practice, Jennie Naidoo and Jane Wills, Bailliere Tindall, 1998 and 2004.
6Public Health and Health Promotion Developing Practice, second edition, Jennie Naidoo and Jane Wills, Bailliere Tindall, 2005 and 2006.
1Managing Chronic Conditions. Experience in eight countries, Ellen Nolte, Cecile Knai, Martin McKee, European Observatory on Health System and Policies, , WHO, 2008.
2Public Health at the Crossroads, Robert Beaglehole, Cambridge University Press, 1997.
3Principles of Public Health Practice, F. Douglas Scutchfield, C. William Keck, International Thomson Publishing, 1997.
4Textbook of International Health, Paul F. Basch, Oxford University Press, 1990.
5Ecological Public Health: From Vision to Practice, ed.Cordia Chu, Rod Simpson, Centre for health promotion, Canada, 1994.
6A History of Public Health, Georg Rosen, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
7The Strategy of Preventive Medicine, Geoffrey Rose, Oxford University Press, 1995 and 2008.
8Oxford Textbook of Public Health, Third Edition, edited by Roger Detels, Water W.Holland, James McEwen, Gilbert S. Omenn, Oxford University Press, 1997, vol. 1,2.
9Lietišķā epidemioloģija, Māris Baltiņš, Zinātne, 2003, 11- 51.
10Veselība 21- veselība visiem 21. gadsimtā,, PVO 1999
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2CDC datu bāzes un publikācijas www.cdc.gov/;
3Global Health Observatory (GHO) publikācijas www.who.int/gho/publications/en/index.html un Eiropas Observatorija http://www.euro.who.int/en/who-we-are/partners/observatory; Eiropas slimību profilakses un kontroles centra dati un publikācijas http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/Pages/home.aspx; Latvijas Sabiedrības veselības pamatnostādnes 2014.-2020. http://polsis.mk.gov.lv/view.do?id=4965; Sabiedrības veselības analīze Latvijā, Veselības aprūpes statistikas apkopojumi; Latvijas iedzīvotāju veselības apsekojuma rezultāti, LR Centrālā Statistikas pārvalde, www.csb.gov.lv; www.vmnvd.gov.lv u.c.