SFOK15011U  Perinatal and early life epidemiology

Volume 2017/2018
Education

MSc in Public Health Science - elective course

 

Content

This course is a survey of major topics in reproductive, perinatal and early life epidemiology from fertility to outcomes of birth and health during the first years of life. The course focuses on methodological issues in studying reproductive and perinatal outcomes using epidemiologic study designs, while incorporating life course and global health perspectives. The course also critically reviews the literature on major reproductive, perinatal and early life health outcomes, and engages in current debates in the literature.

Learning Outcome

After completion of the course, the students are expected to:

Knowledge

  • Have knowledge about the most frequent and most serious deviances from normal reproduktion and early life.
     
  • Read and appraise scientific literature regarding reproductive and early life health
     

Skills

  • Communicate and present study findings to professional audiences
     
  • Identify the most serious public health threats to healthy reproduction and infancy.
     

Competencies

  • Design, implement and assess data collection systems for public health research
  • Appropriately interpret epidemiologic data within reproductive/early life epidemiology
  • Write a proposal for a research project within the area of reproductive/early life epidemiology
Passed course in Epidemiology SFOA09006E in the MSc in Public Health Science
Knowledge of advanced epidemiology similar to the course in the MSc in Public Helth Science
Lectures mixed with problem-based learning in small groups.
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Credit
10 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
The students is expected to develop a research project proposal within the area of perinatal/early life epidemiology during the course. The project proposal should be handed in few weeks after the teaching has come to an end.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner
Exam period

See the exam schedule

Re-exam

See the exam schedule

Criteria for exam assesment

The assignment is expected to fulfil the formal requirements for a research project proposal.

To achieve the grade 12, the student must be able to:

Knowledge

  • Make a coherent justification for and describe a scientific problem within perinatal/early life epidemiology
     
  • Describe the detailed design of an epidemiologic project that addresses this scientific problem, using sound epidemiologic methodology
     
  • Describe a feasible study plan, including a realistic time frame.
     

Skills

  • Identify the most serious public health threats to healthy reproduction and infancy.
     

Competencies

  • Design, implement and assess data collection systems for public health research
     
  • Appropriately interpret epidemiologic data within reproductive/early life epidemiology
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 30
  • Exam
  • 137
  • Preparation
  • 108
  • Total
  • 275