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

 

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

For external students:
Students must have passed Public Health Science BSc courses 'Epidemiologi 1' and 'Epidemiologi 2' as well as the course BSc course in 'Statistik' or equivalent courses in total 10 ECTS of epidemiology at BSc level and 10 ECTS of statistics at BSc level

The course is open for MSc students with pre-approval in Health Informatics, Global Health, Human Biology and Health Science.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester

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
Written assignment, 24 hours
Type of assessment details
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
  • Class Instruction
  • 40
  • Preparation
  • 235
  • Exam
  • 10
  • English
  • 285

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
SFOK09103U
ECTS
10 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Spring
Schedulegroup
See the Schedule in syllabus.
Capacity
35 students
Studyboard
The Study Board for Public Health Science and Global Health
Contracting department
  • Department of Public Health
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Course Coordinator
  • Samir Bhatt   (11-7765716d7632666c6578784477797268326f7932686f)
If you need to contact the study secretary, please the Student Affairs Department contact information (list in Danish only): https:/​​/​​sund.ku.dk/​​kontakt/​​aus-medarbejderoversigt/​​#Studieservice
Saved on the 04-05-2022

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