Nordic School of Public Health
Nordic School of Public Health
Nya Varvet, Building 25
Address: P.O. Box 12133
SE-402 42 Göteborg
Sweden

Tel: +46 (0)31 693 900
Fax: +46 (0)31 691 777
Email: administration@nhv.se
Internet: http://www.nhv.se or http://www.nhv.se/index_e.html


Courses on this page:    Master of Public Health
Child and Adolescent Health
Global Health
Pharmacoepidemiology
Learning in Health
The Evidence Base and Practice of Salutogenic Research
Basic Epidemiology
Register-based Epidemiology
Effective Scientific Writing and Presenting
European Training Consortium - (ETC-PHHP) Summer Course 2009

Course Title Master of Public Health (MPH)
Institution Göteborg: Nordic School of Public Health
Country Sweden
Type Master
Topics Public/Global Health: International Health Issues and Development
Management: Health Care Quality Improvement
Health Determinants: Social Determinants
Health Determinants: Socio-cultural aspects
Health Determinants: Environment and Ecology
Health Research and Methods
Language English
Degree, Credits Master of Public Health (MPH)
120 ECTS
Location Nordic School of Public Health, Göteborg
Objectives/
Content
The MPH programme comprises 120 ECTS credits, corresponding to two years of fulltime study. The programme follows the intentions expressed in the Bologna process. Part of the programme can be taken in English.

Students admitted to the MPH programme have priority when enrolling in NHV’s individual courses, and are entitled to help from a supervisor in connection with the thesis.

Next Beginning January 2010
Appl. Deadline During September or October 2009 (See www.nhv.se, for updated information.)
No. of participants Approximately 25
Requirements To be eligible to take our courses, you must fulfil NHV’s two basic eligibility requirements:
• An academic degree that corresponds to at least 3 years of higher education
• Relevant ties to professional practice
Relevant ties to professional practice means, for example, a job in healthcare or social services, work involving public health, or some other work that involves preventative care or health promotion.
In addition, qualified applicants to the MPH programme must also have completed exams equalling at least 15 ECTS at NHV or by NHV validated courses at other institutions within one/some of the compulsory areas: Public Health Science, Epidemiology, Health Promotion, Health Management and Methods in Public Health.
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information

Information regarding application: Click here
If you have any questions, please contact mphsamordnare@nhv.se or mphsekreterare@nhv.se
Internet: http://www.nhv.se/customer/templates/InfoPage.aspx?epslanguage=EN&id=160

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Course Title Child and Adolescent Health
Institution Göteborg: Nordic School of Public Health
Country Sweden
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Paediatrics
Healthcare areas: Adolescent Health
Healthcare areas: Prevention
Language English
Degree, Credits 5 ECTS
Location Nordic School of Public Health, Göteborg
Objectives/
Content

Infancy, childhood and adolescence are the periods in life where a human being is most vulnerable, and the health of people in these age groups reflects the health of society as a whole. The foundations of health-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in adulthood are laid in childhood, and there is a link between childhood conditions and mortality and morbidity later in life.

This course discusses individual and population-based determinants of health and illness at the different stages of development from birth to adulthood, as well as specific health issues and vulnerable groups. All topics covered will be examined from the perspectives of the Right of the Child, health promotion, health inequalities, and the situation in neighbouring transition countries of Eastern Europe compared to that in the Nordic countries.

Next Beginning Part 1: March 16-20, 2009
Part 2: May 25-29, 2009
Appl. Deadline The closing date for applications is October 15, 2008. Late applications will be considered if places are available.
Duration 10 days
No. of
Participants
30
Requirements To be eligible to take our courses, you must fulfil NHV’s two basic eligibility requirements:
• An academic degree that corresponds to at least 3 years of higher education
• Relevant ties to professional practice
Relevant ties to professional practice means, for example, a job in healthcare or social services, work involving public health, or some other work that involves preventative care or health promotion.
Structure The course consists of two shorter stays at NHV and an assignment to be completed at home. Students from outside the Nordic countries have an option of conducting distance study in place of the second gathering.
Coordinator

Associate professor Ina Borup
Email: ina@nhv.se

For further
information
Rose Wesley-Lindahl
Email: rose.wesleylindahl@nhv.se
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Course Title Global Health
Institution Göteborg: Nordic School of Public Health
Country Sweden
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Public/Global Health: International Health Issues and Development
Health Determinants: Poverty
Health Determinants: Social Determinants
Health Determinants: Socio-cultural aspects
Language English
Degree, Credits 4 ECTS
Location Nordic School of Public Health, Göteborg
Objectives/
Content

In the era of increasing globalisation and intercultural exchange, all health problems need to be looked at from a global perspective. Effective prevention and control of major public health problems and diseases require a thorough understanding of the social, economic, environmental and cultural factors that influence the spread of disease and ill health. People working with global health – whether at development agencies, at international meetings, or as health-related consultants – require knowledge of the main methods and strategies used in global public health work. And clinical or bio-medical researchers working internationally can improve their research skills through deeper understanding of the global health situation and global public health interventions.

This course aims to help you improve your knowledge and understanding of global public health problems, health care systems and health care organisations. An additional aim is to discuss evidence-based health interventions. The students’ previous experience will be used throughout the course.

Next Beginning October 5-16 2009
Appl. Deadline The closing date for applications is October 15, 2008. Late applications will be considered if places are available.
Duration 10 days
No. of
Participants
30
Participants'
Profile
The course is designed for Public Health researchers and health care managers and could be interesting for sociologists, psychologists and other researchers using quantitative analysis.
Requirements To be eligible to take our courses, you must fulfil NHV’s two basic eligibility requirements:
• An academic degree that corresponds to at least 3 years of higher education
• Relevant ties to professional practice
Relevant ties to professional practice means, for example, a job in healthcare or social services, work involving public health, or some other work that involves preventative care or health promotion.
Coordinator Professor Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg
Email: Cecilia.Stalsby.Lundborg@ki.se
Professor Eva Johansson
Email: eva.johansson@ki.se
For further
information
Rose Wesley-Lindahl
Email: rose.wesleylindahl@nhv.se
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Course Title Pharmacoepidemiology
Institution Göteborg: Nordic School of Public Health
Country Sweden
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Essential Drugs and Medicine
Language English
Degree, Credits 4 ECTS
Location Nordic School of Public Health, Göteborg
Objectives/
Content

This research course focuses on epidemiological methods for the study of population level effectiveness and side effects of pharmaceuticals prescribed in ordinary clinical practice. Such studies are important complements to clinical trials, which usually study efficacy and drug safety in narrowly standardised "experimental" conditions.
The course also discusses methods to study magnitude, quality and determinants of use of pharmaceuticals in populations, applying both a prescriber and a consumer perspective.
Finally, basic aspects of economic evaluations of pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical policy development are introduced.

Next Beginning March 16-27, 2009
Appl. Deadline The closing date for applications is October 15, 2008. Late applications will be considered if places are available.
Duration 10 days
No. of
Participants
20
Requirements To be eligible to take our courses, you must fulfil NHV’s two basic eligibility requirements:
• An academic degree that corresponds to at least 3 years of higher education
• Relevant ties to professional practice

Relevant ties to professional practice means, for example, a job in healthcare or social services, work involving public health, or some other work that involves preventative care or health promotion.
Special eligibility requirements: Studies in Epidemiology on advanced level.

Structure The course consists of two separate weeks with an intermediate examination assignment. The course weeks consist of seminars, group discussions and lectures.
Coordinator

Professor Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg
E-mail: cecilia.stalsbylundborg@nhv.se

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information

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Course Title Learning in Health
Institution Göteborg: Nordic School of Public Health
Country Sweden
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Health Promotion and Education
Language English
Degree, Credits 5 ECTS
Location  
Objectives/
Content

The aim is to encourage critical thinking upon your thesis by introducing different theoretical perspectives and viewpoints that can challenge your work. Since student projects are the core of the course, lectures will reflect these projects and will be based upon theories pertaining to education, learning, participation, motivation and the process of change.
In the course you will mirror your theses in a critical health promotion perspective embracing the span between health information, health education and learning as different viewpoints in health promotion. In this respect the course will target the meeting between the notions of cure, prevention and promotion.
The course is organised in two parts; a theoretical part based on lectures and group work, and an individual project/assignment.
PhD students from Nordic universities will be prioritised.
The course is carried out within the Nordic Health Promotion Research Network (NHPRN).

Next Beginning

Will be announced on http://www.nhv.se

Appl. Deadline The closing date for applications is October 15, 2008. Late applications will be considered if places are available.
Duration 2 weeks
No. of
Participants
20
Requirements To be eligible to take our courses, you must fulfil NHV’s two basic eligibility requirements:
• An academic degree that corresponds to at least 3 years of higher education
• Relevant ties to professional practice
Relevant ties to professional practice means, for example, a job in healthcare or social services, work involving public health, or some other work that involves preventative care or health promotion.
Coordinator

Professor Mads Hermansen
E-mail: mh.ll@cbs.dk
Associate professor Ina Borup
E-mail: ina.borup@nhv.se

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information
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Course Title The Evidence Base and Practice of Salutogenic Research
Institution Göteborg: Nordic School of Public Health
Country Sweden
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Health Research and Methods
Language English
Degree, Credits 5 ECTS
Location Helsinki, Finland
Objectives/
Content

This course aims to present and analyse the contemporary evidence base on salutogenic research. A second key topic is the question of how to implement such research in interventions and in health promotion practice. Before the course starts, you will be given preparatory reading material and be asked to formulate a specific research question that will be analysed in the course. The key literature is based on the book "Unravelling the Mystery of Salutogenesis".

Next Beginning

September 14-18, 2009

Appl. Deadline The closing date for applications is April 15, 2009. Late applications will be considered if places are available.
Duration 1 week
No. of
Participants
more than 20
Requirements To be eligible to take our courses, you must fulfil NHV’s two basic eligibility requirements:
• An academic degree that corresponds to at least 3 years of higher education
• Relevant ties to professional practice
Relevant ties to professional practice means, for example, a job in healthcare or social services, work involving public health, or some other work that involves preventative care or health promotion.
Cooperation The course will be held in Helsinki, Finland in cooperation with the Health Promotion Research Programme at Folkhalsan Research Center in Finland, the IUHPE Thematic Working Group on Salutogenesis and the European Training Consortium (ETC).
Coordinator Professor Bengt Lindström
Email: bengt@nhv.se
For further
information
Rose Wesley-Lindahl
Email: rose.wesleylindahl@nhv.se
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Course Title Basic Epidemiology
Institution Göteborg: Nordic School of Public Health
Country Sweden
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Healthcare areas: Non-Infectious and Chronic Diseases
Healthcare areas: Cancer
Language English
Degree, Credits 4 ECTS
Location Nordic School of Public Health, Göteborg
Objectives/
Content

Epidemiology is a core topic in public health. The knowledge of disease pattern, causes of disease and intervention impact are essential for health policy and community action. This becomes more and more evident since many countries today suffer from a double disease burden, with a rise in non-communicable diseases in addition to traditional infections and parasitic diseases.

Basic Epidemiology is an introductory course with no prerequisites. However, students who already have some basic knowledge of the field should still find it useful, as a considerable amount of time will be spent working with specific examples, and the course deals equally with scientific knowledge and methods for obtaining that knowledge.

The course is divided into two parts, each lasting one week. The first week provides an introduction, elements of the epidemiology of non-communicable disease and mental ill health, key examples of infectious disease such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted infections, and a review of methods and concepts. The second week provides examples of non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer, obesity, alcohol related disease, drug use, side effects and drug resistance. An assignment to be completed at home during the time between the two course parts will be given.

Next Beginning

Spring:
Part 1: Feb 16-20, 2009
Part 2: March 30-April 3, 2009
Autumn:
Part 1: September 14-18, 2009
Part 2: November 2-6, 2009

Appl. Deadline The closing date for applications is October 15, 2008. Late applications will be considered if places are available.
Duration 10 days
No. of
Participants
30
Requirements To be eligible to take our courses, you must fulfil NHV’s two basic eligibility requirements:
• An academic degree that corresponds to at least 3 years of higher education
• Relevant ties to professional practice.
Relevant ties to professional practice means, for example, a job in healthcare or social services, work involving public health, or some other work that involves preventative care or health promotion.
Coordinator Professor Bo Eriksson
E-mail: bo.eriksson@nhv.se
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information
Anette Johansson
Email: anette@nhv.se
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Course Title Register-based Epidemiology
Institution Göteborg: Nordic School of Public Health
Country Sweden
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Health Technology: Management Information Systems
Language English
Degree, Credits 5 ECTS
Location Nordic School of Public Health, Göteborg
Objectives/
Content

This course covers the methods used in register-based epidemiological studies. All Nordic countries have comprehensive health information systems based on individual-focused health registers. This information is often used in research, but specific knowledge and methods are required in order to use data from this source. The course provides an introduction to the Nordic health and social welfare information systems and the basic methodological and ethical questions linked to register-based research. Several examples of register-based studies will be presented in the course, and their methods will be examined from a critical perspective.

Next Beginning Part 1: Jan 19-23, 2009
Part 2: March 2-6, 2009
Appl. Deadline The closing date for applications is October 15, 2008. Late applications will be considered if places are available.
Duration 10 days
No. of
Participants
20
Requirements To be eligible to take our courses, you must fulfil NHV’s two basic eligibility requirements:
• An academic degree that corresponds to at least 3 years of higher education
• Relevant ties to professional practice.
Relevant ties to professional practice means, for example, a job in healthcare or social services, work involving public health, or some other work that involves preventative care or health promotion.
Special eligibility requirements: Studies in Epidemiology on advanced level.
Coordinator Associate professor Soffia Guðbjörnsdóttir
Email: soffia.gudbjornsdottir@nhv.se
Senior Lecturer Mika Gissler
Email: mika.gissler@stakes.fi
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information

Rose Wesley-Lindahl
Email: rose.wesleylindahl@nhv.se
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Course Title Effective Scientific Writing and Presenting
Institution Göteborg: Nordic School of Public Health
Country Sweden
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Health Research and Methods: Study Design and Data Analysis
Language English
Degree, Credits 2 ECTS
Location Nordic School of Public Health, Göteborg
Objectives/
Content
The aim of this course is to help you improve your scientific writing skills and your ability to clearly communicate research results both within and outside academia. Attention will be given to different writing skills needed for both professional and non-professional readers.
The course also provides an introduction to the process of scientific editing, and how research papers are reviewed for publication in journals and presentation at conferences. Ethical and legal issues associated with the publication process, as well as the problem of scientific fraud, are also discussed.
Next Beginning January 12-16, 2009
Appl. Deadline The closing date for applications is October 15, 2008. Late applications will be considered if places are available.
Duration 5 days
No. of
Participants
20
Requirements To be eligible to take our courses, you must fulfil NHV’s two basic eligibility requirements:
• An academic degree that corresponds to at least 3 years of higher education
• Relevant ties to professional practice
Relevant ties to professional practice means, for example, a job in healthcare or social services, work involving public health, or some other work that involves preventative care or health promotion.
Coordinator Associate professor Alexandra Krettek
E-mail: alexandra.krettek@nhv.se
For further
information

Inger Skoglund
E-mail: inger.skoglund@nhv.se
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Course Title European Training Consortium - (ETC-PHHP) Summer Course 2009
Exploring Salutogenetic Pathways to Health Promotion
Institution Göteborg: Nordic School of Public Health
Country Sweden
Type Summer School
Topics Healthcare areas: Health Promotion and Education
Language English
Degree, Credits 8 ECTS
Location Caligari, Italy
Objectives/
Content
The 2009 summer course Exploring Salutogenetic Pathways to Health Promotion will consist of eight learning weeks: the first six weeks will be disseminated as a distance learning module (120 hours), followed by two-week intensive course with morning and afternoon sessions (80 hours) at the University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Course methods include introductory presentations from the course team, self-study, group work, problem-solving and other forms of peer-based learning. Expert briefings and field visits are included. The course working language is English.

Academic Recognition
The course is run at Master's level. It has been reviewed by the Association of Schools of Public Health in Europe (ASPHER). All members of the European Training Consortium in Public Health and Health Promotion (ETC-PHHP) are involved in European projects.
The course meets the requirements of the European Dimension of Health Promotion module, part of the European Masters Programme in Health Promotion (EUMAHP) core curriculum, and can thereby be credited towards EUMAHP partner courses with 8 ECTS.

The European Training Consortium in Public Health and Health Promotion (ETC-PHHP), involving ten institutions and schools of public health from different European countries was founded by the first four institutions at the initiating meeting in Gothenburg in 1990. The summer course is sponsored by the Nordic School of Public Health.
Next Beginning August 3 - 14, 2009
Appl. Deadline April 20, 2009
Duration 5 days
No. of
Participants
30
Participants'
Profile
Participants may come from public health, health promotion, all levels of health care, education, social work as well as research, management and policy backgrounds.
Requirements The participants may come from public health, health promotion, all levels of health care, education, social work as well as research, management and policy backgrounds. For more information visit the ETC-PHHP web site.
Coordinator Professor Paolo Contu
E-mail: pcontu@medicina.unica.it
Course Fee The regular fee of 1.100 Euro (early registration 1.000 Euro) includes tuition fee, course materials, accommodation, welcome & farewell dinner, lunches on working days.
For further
information

E-mail: etc2009@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.etc-summerschool.eu/Opening.html

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