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University of Fribourg

Ce module est enseigné par le #PopHealthLab et l’Institut de médecine de famille (IMF).

Ce cours, au travers d’un projet, permet d’une part d’intégrer à la formation médicale les dimensions sociales, communautaires, économiques, juridiques, administratives et politiques de la santé et des maladies, et d’autre part de sensibiliser les étudiant-e-s aux enjeux de la relation entre médecin et patient. Il vise aussi à faire comprendre au médecin la trajectoire de soin des patients, dans le système de santé, et ce de la naissance jusqu’au décès. L’enseignement porte sur la santé publique (dimensions politiques, administratives et légales), les déterminants socio-économiques de la santé et des maladies, la prévention et la promotion de la santé, l’organisation et le financement du système de santé, la santé communautaire, les populations vulnérables et la « health literacy ».

Ce cours se compose de trois modules :

  1. « Santé publique et épidémiologie » (#PopHealthLab)
  2. « Médecine de famille, santé communautaire et équité en santé » (IMF)
  3. Projet « Santé communautaire » (#PopHealthLab & IMF)

Ce cours est intégré au plan d’études du Master de médecine de l’Université de Fribourg et n’est ouvert qu’aux étudiants MMed de l’Université de Fribourg.

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Population health is shaped by a complex set of determinants occurring throughout the life course. Life Course Epidemiology (LCE) aims to causally link exposures across the life course to long-term health outcomes via longitudinal studies. LCE investigates the dynamic of exposures at different periods of life (from conception to old age), at various levels (social, environmental, behavioural, and biological), and historical periods (birth cohorts), and how these exposures influence population health. For this course, we focus on LCE in public health whereby unravelling the complex origins of disease and health aims at informing preventive strategies. Life course epidemiology informs public health interventions via i) identification of windows of opportunity (life periods), ii) identification of target exposures and iii) assessment of potential intervention strategies.

This course is framed within the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) Inter-university Graduate Campus and takes place every year. Find out more here.

Public health research and practice continue to be challenged by people’s unequal chances of living full and healthy lives and by other social problems, like communication problems, that negatively affect people’s health and healthcare, or public health efforts. Key social sciences concepts, including social status, social interactions and capital, can help elucidate various public health problems from the social determinants of health to health care team and health-provider/patient communication. In this course, we examine these concepts, drawing on founding texts from the social sciences and seeing how they have been applied in the
fields of public health and health services.

This course is framed within the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) Inter-university Graduate Campus and takes place every year. Find out more here.

Public health is “the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private communities, and individuals.” — CEA Winslow (CDC, 2021).

But what constitutes public health sciences? This course is foundational for all those seeking a doctorate in any of the fields of public health sciences. Concept, definition, and history of public health, population health sciences, and applied public health will be addressed. It introduces students to basics of public health surveillance, population health monitoring, and prevention sciences. Our aim is to make sure that all public health graduates can understand how their specific focus fits within the broader and interdisciplinary nature of public health sciences and can communicate about public health sciences with health scientists and public health stakeholders.

This course is framed within the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) Inter-university Graduate Campus and takes place every year. Find out more here.