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Applied epidemiology (5 cr)

Code: V1562-3006

General information


Enrollment

28.11.2022 - 04.12.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 31.07.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual proportion

4 op

Mode of delivery

20 % Contact teaching, 80 % Distance learning

Unit

Korkeakouluyksikkö D /YAMK

Campus

Laurea Tikkurila

Teaching languages

  • English

Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Complementary competence, master’s studies in English (CYJ2), Generic studies
  • Complementary competence, Master’s studies (TYJ), Generic Studies

Teachers

  • Elsi Haverinen-Mottaghi
  • Teija-Kaisa Aholaakko

Teacher in charge

Teija-Kaisa Aholaakko

Groups

  • CYJ23KJ
    Complementary competence (master’s studies in English), K23, Generic studies
  • TYJ23KJ
    Täydentävä osaaminen (yamk-tutkinto), K23, yhteiset opinnot

Objectives

The student is able to
- analyse the pathogenesis of infectious diseases
- analyse and implement infection surveillance data in infection prevention
- implement epidemiological tools in infection prevention and outbreak management

Teaching methods

The student is able:
• to analyze symptoms, transmissions and spread of infectious
diseases
• to enhance preparedness, surveillance, and response to
infectious disease outbreaks
• to analyze, implement and communicate surveillance data in
infection prevention and control
• to critically assess contextual influences on infectious disease
management

Learning materials and recommended literature

Literature lists will be in Canvas platform.

Important dates

1 e-tivity: Definition for Epidemiology. By 23rd January 2023.
2 e-tivity: Basics of Outbreak. By 9th Feb 2023.
3 e-tivity: Outbreak report. By 28th Feb 2023.
4 e-tivity: Research table and quality of reporting epidemiological studies. By 31st March 2023.
5 e-tivity: Public health emergency preparedness. By 30th April 2023.
6 e-tivity: Syndromic surveillance plan in migrant centers. By 12th May 2023.

Workshop 17th February 2023 at Tikkurila Campus. Compulsory presence at the workshop = 8 hours.

Students workload

Individual work by completing e-tivities 125,5 hours. Outbreak management workshop 8 hours.

Grading scale

H-5

Evaluation methods and criteria

Evaluation criteria is based on the EQF 7-level. Detailed description of the evaluation criteria can also be found on Canvas platform. The evaluation is based on knowledge base, problem solving, development and communication skills.

Evaluation criteria, satisfactory (1-2)

Knowledge base: Satisfactory (1)
To gather, process, produce and evaluate information about epidemiology and biostatistics in health care widely. To use concepts of the area of expertise systematically.

Problem solving: Satisfactory (1)
To solve problems in epidemiology in health care development and/or innovation activities.

Development: Satisfactory (1)
To recognize and analyze focuses of epidemiology in health care development making use of the knowledge base.

Communication: Satisfactory (1)
To communicate about epidemiology and biostatistics in health care clearly both orally and in writing.

Evaluation criteria, good (3-4)

Knowledge base: Good (3)
To gather, process, produce and evaluate information about epidemiology and biostatistics in health care critically and widely making use of both national and international scientific sources. To use concepts of the area of expertise fairly.

Problem solving: Good (3)
To solve problems in epidemiology in health care development and/or innovation activities by applying and combining information from different fields.

Development: Good (3)
To create target-oriented, justified development plans for epidemiology in health care considering the community.

Communication: Good (3)
To communicate about epidemiology and biostatistics in health care in a competent, clear and consistent manner both orally and in writing.

Evaluation criteria, excellent (5)

Knowledge base: Excellent (5)

To create a consistent knowledge base for epidemiology and biostatistics in health care context making use of both national and international scientific sources in a critical analytic fashion.

Problem solving: Excellent (5)
To solve demanding problems in development and/or innovation activities in epidemiology in health care where new knowledge and competence is created
as well as to apply and combine information from different fields.

Development: Excellent (5)
To develop the activities of the epidemiology in health care competence area in a target-oriented and communal fashion.

Communication: Excellent (5)
To communicate about epidemiology and biostatistics in health care convincingly both orally and in writing to audiences within and exterior to the field.