Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Course content

The course will provide students with insight into infectious disease epidemiology, with a strong focus on Denmark. In the course we will discuss:

  • Frequency and association measures in infectious disease epidemiology
  • Infectious diseases in Denmark
  • Surveillance of infectious diseases in Denmark
  • Infectious disease outbreaks in Denmark
  • Statistical analysis of infectious disease data
  • Vaccination schedules in Denmark

 

Besides, we will go on a site visit to Statens Serum Institut and learn about real life infectious disease epidemiological projects.

Education

MSc in Public Health Science - elective course

Open for students in the BSc in Public Health Science who has passed the courses 'Introduktion til epidemiologi' and 'Introduktion til statistik'

Learning outcome

At the end of the course the student should:

Knowledge

  • Have basic knowledge about frequent infectious diseases in Denmark
  • Be familiar with epidemiologic concepts related to infectious diseases

 

Skills

  • Be able to calculate relevant frequency and association measures
  • Be familiar with pitfalls in statistical analysis of infectious disease data
  • Be familiar with management of infectious disease outbreaks in Denmark
  • Be familiar with the Danish vaccination program
  • Be familiar with preparedness and infection control in Denmark

 

Competencies

  • Contribute to handling of real-life infectious disease outbreaks
  • Contribute to setting up infectious disease preparedness systems

Lectures, labs, and site-visit

Johan Giesecke ’Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology’ 2nd edition

Students must have passed Public Health Science BSc courses 'Introduktion til epidemiologi' and 'Introduktion til statistik', or equivalent.

Students must have passed Public Health Science BSc courses 'Introduktion til epidemiologi' SFOA09014U/SFOA09011E and 'Introduktion til statistik' SFOA09038U/SFOA09034E.

The course is open without pre-approval for MSc students in Health Informatics, Global Health, Humna Biology and Health Science.

Oral feedback will be given during the course. After ended exam, students can get feedback on the result by contacting the course responsible.

ECTS
10 ECTS
Type of assessment
Practical written examination, 24 hours
24-hour take-home exam
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner
Criteria for exam assessment

At the end of the course the student should:

Knowledge

  • Have basic knowledge about frequent infectious diseases in Denmark
  • Be familiar with epidemiologic concepts related to infectious diseases

 

Skills

  • Be able to calculate relevant frequency and association measures
  • Be familiar with pitfalls in statistical analysis of infectious disease data
  • Be familiar with management of infectious disease outbreaks in Denmark
  • Be familiar with the Danish vaccination program
  • Be familiar with preparedness and infection control in Denmark

 

Competencies

  • Contribute to handling of real-life infectious disease outbreaks
  • Contribute to setting up infectious disease preparedness systems
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 14
  • Class Instruction
  • 16
  • Exam
  • 10
  • Preparation
  • 235
  • English
  • 275