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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Advanced Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017

11.000 DKK

Programme level Part Time Master
Course responsible
  • Rudi GJ Westendorp (10-7a6876776871677275734376787167316e7831676e)
  • Department of Public Health
Course number: SPUM09037U

Course content

  • Health planning - an overview of principles and methods
  • Prioirty setting  across diseases and their consequences - burden of disease estimation
  • Priority setting across causes of disease - attributable burden
  • Priority setting across population groups - tackling health inequalities
  • Intersectorial health promotion: health in all policies, health impact assessment
  • Clinical prevention in health care systems
  • Evidence criteria in public health
  • Evaluation of prevention: Randomzied and non-randomized study designs. Levels of analysis and levels of causal inference.

Learning outcome


Princples and methods of health planning incl.

- needs assessment

- burden of disease measurement

- health impact assesment

- target setting



Ability to perform

- local epidemiological analysis of prevention needs and targets

- balance priorities related to cost-effectiveness, equity and local adaptation

- critical assessment of literature on causation, effectiveness and implementation

- evalutae effect and implementaiton of local public health programs


Ability to plan and evaluate preventive public health programs given the epidemiological pattern, economic frames, political priorities and local context.

Mandatory prerequisites

Basic skills ín epidemiology

Shared module 1A, shared module 2 and shared module 4 or equivalent qualifications

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Master of Public Health


Curriculum Comittee of the Master of Public Health Programme

Course type

Part time Master and Diploma courses


Ten weeks (week 15 to 24)


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Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and study of literature


No limit




Will be available at ABSALON


Category Hours
Class Instruction 40
Preparation 150
Exam Preparation 20
English 210

Exam (SPUM09037E)

Type of assessment

Course participation
Written assignment
Active particaption and submission of four assignments. Three of them must be approved.


All aids allowed

Marking scale

passed/not passed

Criteria for exam assessment

During the course the student will have to write 4 small tasks on questions distributed in advance. At least one of them will have to be with a single author, others may be made in groups of 2-4 students.

Censorship form

No external censorship
One internal examiner
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