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FH3000 - Introduction to Public Health

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 3 days ALLE

Course content

Public Health is the science of identifying conditions, factors and mechanisms for good and bad health, identifying and implementing effective interventions to promote and prevent public health. The course will provide a basic introduction to public health with emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention in all phases of life. It will include the history of public health work, policy making with the scientific theoretical foundation, national and international strategies and legal basis for public health, theories and knowledge of public health, mapping and surveillance of the state of health in the population and models for efficient and knowledgebased public health work. The introduction of the subject is given based on examples of public health work at different levels of society and arenas and in different settings.

Learning outcome

On completion of the course, the candidate should have knowledge of how international and national conditions affect local communities and about the global challenges the world faces today in terms of health. The course has an overall focus on health promotion and preventive work based on knowledge formation and experience from many disciplines. Knowledge and research shall contribute to the best possible implementation of the health promotion and prevention work within applicable legislation and on the basis of available research-based knowledge.

Upon completion of the course FH3000 the student is able to
Knowledge:
• Have in-depth knowledge of different understandings of the concepts of health and disease and be able to argue for individual, population and environment-oriented perspectives in health promotion and preventive public health work
• Have thorough knowledge of public health and health determinants related to society, culture, environment and individual and see this in a past, present and future perspective
• Have an overview of the different scientific theoretical perspective and methods in public health work
• Have a critical attitude to theories and models, which requires knowledge of different perspectives on health promotion, prevention and social change
• Have thorough knowledge of key political, economic and legal guidelines that are relevant to public health work in public, work and civil society

Skills:
• Be able to account for the importance of inclusion and participation in health and to describe examples of politically prioritized areas that aim to promote this
• Be able to explain the organization and management of public health work at different levels exemplified by the Trøndelag model
• Initiate, plan and implement resource mobilizing work to create better public health and public welfare in cooperation with user groups and locals
• Be able to critically evaluate scientific work in public health

General competence:
• Identify and evaluate ethical issues and dilemmas in a human rights perspective in public health work
• Obtain and use scientific and other publicly documentable knowledge to illuminate a subject-relevant issue through an academic text
• Communicate on academic issues, analyzes and conclusions in public health work based on own experiences and knowledge of local development work

Learning methods and activities

Lecture, seminar, group work, home assignments, fellow student response, online guidance, individual curriculum reading, teacher training at workshops

Compulsory assignments

  • Self-chosen topic illuminated with three scientific articles
  • Fellow student response to self-chosen topic
  • Prepare and present an oral presentation of selected subject

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Public Health (MFHLS)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the master's programme in Public Health (MFHLS).

Course materials

To be announced

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
  • Epidemiologi
  • Public Health
  • Medicine, Health and Social Studies.
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Public Health and Nursing

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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