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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 to December 31st 2021
  • Date: January 15th to March 11th 2021
  • Scope: 5 credits
  • Location: Online (Or at Tikkurila campus if contact teaching is permitted)
  • Price: 75€

Course content

During this course you will learn the concepts and models in global infection prevention and understand infection prevention in national, international and global settings. In addition, you will learn about global and local immunization programs and standardized infection prevention protocols in health care.

Course schedule

January 15th 2021 9AM-4PM (8) Introduction of the studies and assignments. Presentations and discussion about Adherence to IP and IC guidelines.

February 12th 9AM-11.30AM

March 11th 2021 9AM-4PM

The studies take place at Teams (or at Tikkurila campus if contact teaching is permitted).

Course literature

Cragg, L., Davies, M. & Macdowall, W.2013. Health Promotion Theory. 2nd. Ed. Open University Press.

European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). 2014. A Literature Review on Health Communication Campaign Evaluation with Regard to the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in Europe. Accessed 10 Nov 2020.

Farmer, P. Infections and Inequalities. The Modern Plagues, Updated with a new preface. Available in e-Book central / Laurea Finna.

Francke, A.L., Smit, M.C., de Veer, A.J.E. et al. 2008. Factors influencing the implementation of clinical guidelines for health care professionals: A systematic review. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 8:38. doi:10.1186/1472-6947-8-38 (Accessed June 2015).

International Society for Infectious Diseases. GUIDE TO INFECTION CONTROL IN THE HEALTHCARE SETTINGS. Available in: Accessed 10 Nov 2019.

NICE Guidance. Tuberculosis. Available in Accessed 7th Nov 2019.

Storr J., Twyman A., Zingg W., Damani N., Kilpatrick C., Reilly J., Price L., Egger M., Grayson M.L., Kelley E., Allegranzi B. and the WHO Guidelines Development Group. 2017. Core components for effective infection prevention and control programmes: new WHO evidence-based recommendations. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. Available in Accessed 10 November 2019.

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