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HEL-3060 Epidemiology II - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Health Sciences

Type of course

This course is an optional course for students at the Master's degree programme in Public Health. Course students may be admitted if total number of students do not exceed the regulated 30 number of students at the course.

Course contents

The course gives a broad conceptual introduction to epidemiological thinking and a further elaboration and application of the epidemiological tools.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Recommended prerequisite: HEL-3006 Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Admission criteria: The same as for the Master's programme in Public Health. See the programme page. Application Code: 9371

Objective of the course

Knowledge and understanding:

Skills and competences:

General proficiency:

Language of instruction

Language of instruction: English

Teaching methods

Teaching methods

There will be three on-campus sessions, each of three days. The course has multiple teaching approaches (lectures, seminars, work-shops and presentations), and active use of the Internet learning management system Canvas is mandatory. Attendance to lectures and seminars is mandatory.


Obligatory assignments: The students have to pass two written assignments before they are allowed to take the exam. The assignments are individual exercises, and will be handed out after the first and second gathering. The students will have 2 weeks for working with the assignments, which will be graded as approved or not approved. Assignments to be handed in on Fronter. Extent should be 1,500-2,000 words. Attendance is mandatory. Language of instruction is English.

Exam: There will be an individual home-based written exam. The exam comprises a number of different tasks to be solved and the answer submitted in Canvas within 10 days. The extent of the written answer could be 6-7 A4-pages (2,200-2,800 words). The assignments and exam can be written in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. Grading scale: A-E equals passed, F equals failed.

If a student fails the course, an examination re-sit will be organised. Students with valid absence from the exam will be offered a re-scheduled examination. See examination regulations.

Date for examination

Take-home examination hand out date 05.11.2020 hand in date 26.11.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

HEL-3060 Methods in epidemiology 10 stp
Lectures Autumn 2020
Forelesning prof. Ragnar Hotvedt
prof. Anne Elise Eggen
f.aman. Eva Stensland
prof. Vinjar Magne Fønnebø
f.aman. Kristin Benjaminsen Borch
prof. Tom Wilsgaard
forsker Laila Arnesdatter Hopstock
stip. André Henriksen
prof. Olav Helge Førde
f.aman. Kristian Svendsen
f.aman. Haakon Lindekleiv
forsker Therese Haugdahl Nøst
stip. Mie Linnea Jareid
Gruppearbeid prof. Anne Elise Eggen
f.aman. Eva Stensland
f.aman. Tonje Bjørndal Braaten
prof. Torkjel Manning Sandanger
Seminar prof. Anne Elise Eggen
f.aman. Kristin Benjaminsen Borch
prof. Tom Wilsgaard
stip. André Henriksen
forsker Therese Haugdahl Nøst