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Public Health Science

Structure Type: A part of a study unit
Code: SHA0306G
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: S-SH 2009T
Level: Bachelor of Health Care
Year of Study: 2 (2010-2011)
Credits: 1 cr
Responsible Teacher: Nurmi, Regina
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2010-2011

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
13 2011-01-03 – 2011-03-04Harri KiveläFinnish2010-12-07 – 2011-01-09
14S-TH-2B2011-03-07 – 2011-04-29Harri KiveläFinnish2011-02-14 – 2011-03-13
15S-TH-2A2011-03-07 – 2011-05-27Harri KiveläFinnish2011-02-14 – 2011-03-13
16S-SH-2B2011-03-07 – 2011-05-27Harri KiveläFinnish2011-02-14 – 2011-03-13
17S-SH-2A2011-03-07 – 2011-05-27Harri KiveläFinnish2011-02-14 – 2011-03-13

Learning Outcomes

The student knows the basic concepts in public health science. Students should also study endemic diseases, their origin and risk factors, so as to formulate an effective health policy. The student will get acquainted with research methods used in public health science and read research reports.


Public health science as a field of science, key concepts in epidemiology, Finnish public health problems and measurement of health.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

- Aromaa, A., Huttunen, J., Koskinen, S. & Teperi, J.(toim.)2005. Suomalaisten terveys. 1. p. Helsinki. Duodecim.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and independent study

Assessment Methods

Examination. Numeric assessment.