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In order to sign up for this master's level course, you must have a previous Bachelor's degree or a Master's degree.

Basic information

  • Target audience: In order to study in this course, you must have a Bachelor's degree
  • Application period: December 9th until December 31st 2020
  • Date: January 1st 2021 - May 31st 2021
  • Scope: 5 credits
  • Location: Laurea Tikkurila campus
  • Price: 75€

Course content

During this course, you will learn to analyse and implement methods of health care evaluation and to implement evidence-based infection prevention measures in health care. In addition you will learn to develop efficient, cost-effective and effective infection prevention interventions.

Contents of the course:

  • Health Care evaluation policies and methods
  • Evidence-based infection prevention
  • Patient safety
  • Health Technology assessment
  • Ethical issues in health care evaluation
  • Patient / service user perspective in infection prevention and control (Patient preferences, Quality of life)

Course schedule

The course will consist of lectures, workshops, a health technology analysis and a seminar presentation.

Lectures and workshops are held at Laurea Tikkurila campus if permitted. Presence at contact lessons is compulsory.

Lessons:

March 12th 2021 12.30PM-4PM Introduction of the studies and assignments. Presentations and discussion about Adherence to IP and IC guidelines.

April 17th 2021 9AM-11.30AM

June 10th 2021 9AM-4PM

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Course literature

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1999. Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health. MMWR 1999;48(No. RR-11). https://www.cdc.gov/Mmwr/PDF/rr/rr4811.pdf Accessed 7th Nov 2019.

Donaldson, S.I., Azzam, T. & Conner, R. F. (Eds.) 2013. Emerging Practices in International Development Evaluation. Information Age Publication. Charlotte, NC.

Donaldson, S.I. 2007. Program Theory-driven Evaluation Science. Strategies and Applications. Psychology Press. London.

Heijmans M, Uiters E, Rose T, Hofstede J, Devillé W, van der Heide I, Boshuisen H & Rademakers J. 2015. Study on sound evidence for a better understanding of health literacy in the European Union

Patton, MQ. 2011. Developmental Evaluation. Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use. The Guilford Press. New York. London.

RfS Chafea/2014/health/01 - Contract nº 20146201. EU Directorate-General for Health and Consumers Health programme. http://ec.europa.eu/health/health_policies/docs/2015_health_literacy_en.pdf

Sorenson C, Drummond M & Kanavos P. Ensuring value for money in health care - The role of health technology assessment in the European Union. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Observatory Studies Series No 11. http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/98291/E91271.pdf

WHO Handbook for Guideline Development 2nd edition http://www.who.int/kms/handbook_2nd_ed.pdf?ua=1

WHO 2006. Quality of Care: A process for Making Strategic Choices in Health Systems. Accessed 16 Nov 2016. http://www.who.int/management/quality/assurance/QualityCare_B.Def.pdf

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