Advanced Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

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.

Den Sundhedsfaglige Kandidatuddannelse - Valgfag

It og Sundhed - Valgfag

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

- evaluate 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.

Lectures and study of litterature

Will be available at ABSALON

Basic skills ín epidemiology

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

7,5 ECTS
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
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner
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.

Single subject courses (day)

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