|Translation of the Swedish course syllabus|
|Infectious Disease Epidemiology, 15 credits|
|(Infektionsepidemiologi, 15 högskolepoäng)|
|Main field of study:||Environmental Science|
|Academic school:||School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies|
|Disciplinary domain:||Natural Sciences 100%|
|Education cycle:||Second-cycle (Master)|
|Progressive specialisation:||A1N (Second cycle. Entry requirements: completed first-cycle course/s)|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Valid from:||HT 2018 (autumn semester)|
This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies at Södertörn University on 2018-04-23 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
The equivalent of English B, Statistics 7.5 credits and a Bachelor degree including 90 credits in Environmental Science, Bioscience, Sociology, International Health, Media Communcation Studies, or the equivalent.
Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
|4.||Course content, modules and examinations
The course includes studies about factors that influence the spread of different forms of infectious disease epidemics, including quantifying, surveillance, outbreak investigation, case-control studies, cohort studies, mathematical and modelling of infectious diseases. Furthermore, the influence of socio-economical, geographical and biological factors on the risk of global and local outbreaks and possible control measures (e.g. vaccination programmes) are studied. Molecular epidemiological methods are covered in theory and in practice through computer-based practicals with bacterial and viral examples. Deepened insight into modern issues and problem solving is acquired through lectures and seminars. The course also includes a project, which requires individual work, as well as project-based group activities,
1001, Theory, 9 credits
(Teori, 9 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F
1002, Practicals and Seminars, 6 credits
(Praktiska övningar och seminarier, 6 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F
The course includes lectures, seminars, practical training in quantitative methods and a literature project.
1001, Theory is assessed through written examination.
1002, Practical exercises and seminars are assessed by active participation and written assignments. The project is assessed through oral and written presentations.
Absence from more than 50% of the seminars requires that the student take the course again. Compensatory assignments must be handed in within one year of course completion.
|The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.|
If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
|8.||Restrictions on accreditation
The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.
Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1116MJ, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1776-2.1.1-2018).