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FH3010 - Systematic Work in Public Health - From Theory to Practice

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New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 30/100 15 minutes ALLE
Assignment 70/100 1 semesters ALLE

Course content

The course provides an introduction to systematic, evidence-based public health. A primary aim is that students will apply the knowledge gained in the course in working with an existing public health challenge and interventions within a defined area. The topic will be defined in collaboration with field workers and teachers. Thus, the student may contribute to current public health, and at the same time become qualified to address future public health challenges.

The value of evidence-based practice and useful tools to ensure such practice will be emphasized throughout the course. The course focuses on systematic work processes, such as the Trøndelag model for Public Health, including community assessment and issue statement, planning, development and implementation of interventions, as well as evaluation and improvement of interventions.

In case of discrepancy between the Norwegian and the English course description, the Norwegian version should be considered as the most accurate.

Learning outcome

Upon completion, students have acquired:

General competence:
• Systematically evaluate the need for health promoting or preventive interventions related to a defined public health concern, and contribute in planning, implementation and evaluation of such interventions.
• Present key elements of a public health concern in an organized and clear manner

Knowledge:
• Lay out the purpose, key instruments and methods in evidence-based public health
• Outline the basic principles of how public health is organized and regulated
• Provide examples of local public health interventions
• Explain key elements of Upon completion, students have acquired:

General competence:
• Systematically evaluate the need for health promoting or preventive interventions related to a defined public health concern, and contribute in planning, implementation and evaluation of such interventions.
• Present key elements of a public health concern in an organized and clear manner

Knowledge:
• Lay out the purpose, key instruments and methods in evidence-based public health
• Outline the basic principles of how public health is organized and regulated
• Provide examples of local public health interventions
• Explain key elements of planning and implementation of a public health intervention

Skills:
• Apply models for systematic public health work on specific public health concerns
• Retrieve and evaluate information on measures of health and disease occurrence
• Retrieve research-based knowledge on public health interventions and evaluate its reliability, including its relevance and feasibility for a particular group or population
• Assess type of evaluation and choice of study design for evaluation of a public health intervention
• Assess different approaches to involve users and stakeholders in decision-making and development of interventions
• Consider benefits, harms and ethical aspects of various public health interventions

Written course assignment counts 70% of the course grade, oral presentation of the same assignment counts 30%. If failed: Supervision for 1 hour followed by resubmission. The type of assessment is the same in case of postponed assessment.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures/seminars and group exercises. Preparation for teaching-learning activities. The students work on their course assignment throughout the term.

Required previous knowledge

Completed bachelor’s degree.

Course materials

Recommended book: Evidence-based Public Health. Third edition. Brownson, Baker, Deshpande and Gillespie. Oxford University Press. 2018. Other relevant literature will be provided during the course.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
  • Public Health
  • Epidemiologi
  • Public Health
  • Media Studies and Communication
  • Medicine
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Public Health and Nursing

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination 30/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 70/100 ALLE
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.
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