SFOK09103U Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Volume 2022/2023
Education

MSc in Public Health Science - elective 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.

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

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
Lectures, labs, and site-visit
The course is open for MSc students with pre-approval in Health Informatics, Global Health, Human Biology and Health Science.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 40
  • Preparation
  • 235
  • Exam
  • 10
  • Total
  • 285
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.

Credit
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
Exam period

See the exam schedule

Re-exam

See the exam schedule

Criteria for exam assesment

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