New insights to analyzing COVID-19

This Bachelor's level course is offered by JAMK School of Health and Social Studies and it provides students a new insight to analyzing the essential factors and strategies that affect COVID-19 pandemic prevention and management in both national and global levels.

The students learn to analyze the impacts of adoption strategies of prevention and management of corona pandemic in both national and global levels. They master the analysis of pandemic severity due to patient hospitalizations and mortality as well as estimating the needed medical staffing in the peak of pandemic among different healthcare systems in a cross-national data analysis. The students are able to plan and implement comparative analysis of the burden of corona pandemic between developed countries with considering the determinant factors like social distancing and the level of infection monitoring due to coronavirus testing.

 

Finland story of Europe's success fight with COVID-19

As a part of this course, we go through the Finland secrets of successful dealing with COVID-19 pandemic management and prevention. We study the story of how the country can now be seen as Europe's success story in tackling COVID-19 with mortality and infection rates falling and a positive approach by people to restrictions and proper social distancing.

While millions of people across European countries have been faced to lockdown measures to tackle the resurging of coronavirus, Finland is resisting the trend of COVID-19 infection with implementing an effective track-and-trace system preventing the need of a new lockdown. On the next-door Sweden has done much attention in a light-touch model to response the pandemic, while Finland has considerably success to keep the level of coronavirus infection five times below the EU average and the country reduced the number of deaths per capita as one-tenth of its Scandinavian neighbor. In addition, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Finland has been much lower than its neighbors in Nordic region, Europe and Asia.

Check Finland's COVID-19 situation from the pages of Finnish institute of health and welfare and apply to the course to learn more!

 

Course programme

The online course will be organised 31 May - 4 June 2021. Please find the detailed course schedule below. The schedule may be subject to change under certain circumstances.

Teacher in charge of course is Arshia Amiri, arshia.amiri@jamk.fi.

Course starts daily at:
17:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
16:00 Austrian time (GMT+1)
7:00 California time (GMT-8)

Monday 31 May 2021

17:10 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Opening speech by Tytti Solankallio-Vahteri (Head of Department).

17:30 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Welcoming speech by Sirpa Tuomi (Principle lecturer).

17:45 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Course descriptions and general info about the course i.e. schedule, materials, assignments and evaluations.

18:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Participants introduce themselves.
Lecture and group discussion: National strategies to respond to COVID-19.

19:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Conclusion and instruction for the next day.

Tuesday 1 June 2021

Students may participate in the discussion assignment of PART 1 before the lectures in the 2nd day.

17:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Lecture: Analyzing pandemic severity due to patient hospitalizations and mortality in national level using The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) / University of Washington, COVID-19 Projections data.

19:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Conclusion and instruction for the next day.

Wednesday 2 June 2021

Students may participate in the discussion assignment of PART 1 and writing assignment of PART 2 before the lectures in the 3rd day.

17:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Lecture: Estimating the number of medical staffs needed to provide the proper care in the peak of pandemic in national level using IHME, COVID-19 Projections data.

18:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Lecture: Comparative analysis of burden of corona pandemic on medical staffs due to needed rise in their staffing level in cross-national level.

19:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Conclusion and instruction for the next day.

Thursday 3 June 2021

Students may participate in the discussion assignment of PART 1 and writing assignments of PART 2 and 3 before the lectures in the 4th day.

17:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Group discussion about COVID data collections and analyses by students and introducing their findings.

19:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Conclusion and instruction for the next day.

Friday 4 June 2021

Students may participate in the discussion assignment of PART 1 and writing assignments of PART 2, 3 and 4 before the lectures in the last day of intensive week.

17:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Lecture: Analyzing the role of social distancing, mask use and governments policy responses in reducing the burden of patient hospitalizations and mortality in the peak of pandemic.

17:30 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Group discussion about the pandemic management and students findings through COVID data analysis.

19:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Conclusion and instruction for assignments.

 

Administration fee

Enroll to the course before 15th of March to get the EARLY BIRD fee!

The EARLY BIRD administration fee for JAMK partners is €100/student and it is valid when enrolling to the course until 15 March 2021.

The administration fee for JAMK partners when enrolling 16 March - 24 April 2021 is €200/student.

Administration fee includes online course programme, administration and tutoring.

 
CUAS: How to enroll to the course? Enrollment period is 1 March - 24 April 2021. This enrollment link is ONLY for the students of Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS). Enroll here!
Students of other partner universities: How to enroll to the course? Enrollment period is 1 March - 24 April 2021. This enrollment link is for the students of JAMK partner universities, other than CUAS. Enroll here!

Contact information

Amiri Arshia

Amiri Arshia

Asiantuntija, Specialist
HYVI Terveysala, Health Studies
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
Ylänen Suvi

Ylänen Suvi

Suunnittelija, Administrative Planner
HYVI Hallinto, Administration
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
+358405498343
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