FHV314 Environmental health

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Hilde Sylliaas

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:annual

Nominal workload:125 hours devided on the workshops/ sessions and the assignment

Teaching and exam period:Teaching and exam in the January block

About this course

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.

  • Intensive workshops/ full day sessions 5 to 6 days in total
  • The lecturers are available between the sessions. Canvas will also be used.
  • Assignment: group assignment counts 100 %. Passed/failed.

  • External examiner who assesses the assigment and is involved in the creation of the guideline for the examination
  • Compulsory to attend lectures (80%) and the days set for presentation of the group assignments. It is also compulsory to participate in the group assignement.
  • 25 hours on the workshops/ sessions
  • M-FOL and M-FOL-DEL
  • GSK