Course code FHV314

FHV314 Local Environmental Health Care

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Course responsible: Camilla Martha Ihlebæk
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
Teaching and exam in the January block
Course frequency: annual
First time: 2019H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The subject covers how to work with local infection control and prevention. The subject will provide knowledge on different perspectives, potential stakeholders and cross-sectional collaboration, processes, methods, ethics, and how to integrate infection control and prevention in the systematic public health work in a municipal.
Learning outcome:

After the course, the student should:

-Have in depth knowledge of concepts, thematical subjects, and responsibilities within local infection control and prevention

-Have in depth knowledge on legislation, stakeholders, planning, management, and contingency planning

-Be able to conduct health impact assessments and risk and vulnerability analyses

-Be able to use national register data and statistics on health and environmental risk factors

-Be able to understand GIS as a tool for assessing risk

-Be able to identify and discuss ethical issues and dilemmas within local infection control and prevention.

-Have knowledge on how to investigate, plan, conduct and evaluate a local challenge within infection control and prevention, together with relevant stakeholders.

Learning activities:
Intensive workshops/ full day sessions 5 days in total
Teaching support:
The lecturers are available between the sessions. Canvas will also be used.  
Provided at the start of the course
Recommended prerequisites:
As for admission to the master's program in public health science
Mandatory activity:
Compulsory attendance (80%)
Longitudinal. Group assignment to present a local challenge in environmental health protection. The written assignment and an oral presentation are included in the grade.
Nominal workload:
150 hours devided on the workshops/ sessions and the assignment
Entrance requirements:
Type of course:
30 hours on the workshops/ sessions
external examiner who assesses the assigment and is involved in the creation of the guideline for the examination
Examination details: Continuous exam: Passed / Failed