Dades generals

Curs acadèmic:
Es proposa des de la perspectiva d’equitat, analitzar l’impacte que tenen sobre la salut, els processos mediambientals, el treball, la educació, la alimentació... i com la epidemiologia, la vigilància de la salut, la protecció, prevenció i promoció poden millorar-la; identificant la gestió i organització sanitària com una eina imprescindible per fomentar la salut de les comunitats. Deontologia i bioètica. Legislació vigent. Prevenció de riscos laborals. Administració i gestió dins el sistema sanitari.
Crèdits ECTS:


Grup A

Semestral, 1r semestre
Idioma de les classes:
Anglès (100%)


  • Comunicar-se de mode efectiu i clar
  • Tenir la capacitat d'aprenentatge autònom
  • Resoldre problemes
  • Tenir capacitat de gestió d'informació
  • Aprendre a aprendre (aprendre de manera autònoma, actualitzar-se i poder aprofundir en coneixements permanentment)
  • Resoldre problemes complexos de forma efectiva en el camp de la Fisioteràpia.
  • Aplicar pensament crític, lògic i creatiu, mostrant dots d'innovació.
  • Treballar de forma autònoma amb responsabilitat i iniciativa.
  • Treballar en equip de forma col·laborativa i responsabilitat compartida.
  • Comunicar informació, idees, problemes i solucions de manera clara i efectiva en públic o àmbit tècnic concrets.
  • Sensibilització en temes mediambientals
  • Gestionar projectes tècnics o professionals complexos.
  • Utilitzar de manera avançada les tecnologies de la informació i la comunicació.


1. Health & public health: basic concepts

2. Legislation and health management

3. Epidemiology

4. Demography

5. Human variability in public health

6. Environmental public health

7. Infectious diseases in public health

8. Complex diseases in public health

9. Lifestyle & health education


Tipus d’activitat Hores amb professor Hores sense professor Total
Classes expositives 25 10 35
Classes participatives 15 7 22
Classes pràctiques 6 6 12
Elaboració de treballs 5 13 18
Prova d'avaluació 2 30 32
Resolució d'exercicis 10 10 20
Treball en equip 1 10 11
Total 64 86 150


  • Elena Andresen, Erin DeFries Bouldin. (2010). Public health foundations : concepts and practices (First edition ). San Francisco,: Jossey-Bass.
  • Japhet Killewo, Kristian Heggenhougen and Stella R. Quah (2010). Epidemiology and Demography in Public Health. Academic Press.
  • Richard Dicker, Fatima Coronado, Denise Koo, Roy Gibson Parrish (2012). Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice (Third). US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • David Salisbury, Mary Ramsay, Karen Noakes (2006). Immunisation against infectious disease. The Stationery Office.
  • SNS Spanish National Health System (2006). . Recuperat , a
  • Mary-Jane Schneider (2011). Introduction to Public Health (Third). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Milestones in Public Health: Accomplisments in Public Health over the Last 100 y (2006). Pfizer Global Pharmaceutical.
  • World Health Organization (1998). Health promotion glossary. World Health Organization.

Avaluació i qualificació

Activitats d'avaluació:

Descripció de l'activitat Avaluació de l'activitat %
Exam Deep knowledge of the subject contents 60
Infographic related with health prevention/promotion in pairs Information search; creativity & esthetic; reliable references; visual impact; TICs skills; spelling and syntax. 20
Exposition on a public health topic in pairs Information search; creativity & format; reliable references; organized content with sections; 20



1. FINAL EXAM (60 %)

There will be a written EXAM divided into two parts:

* The first part (6/10 points) is composed of 25 multiple choice questions about the content of the subject. Each question will have five possible answers, only one of which is correct. Incorrect answers will result in a loss of 1/4 of the value of each question; that is, each correct answer adds 0.24 and each wrong answer subtracts 0.06.

* The second part (4/10 points) is composed of 4 short questions (questions, images, graphics ...). Each of the four questions counts as one point.

It is essential to obtain a minimum of 4.5 in this final exam in order to evaluate the subject together with the continuous assessment activities and be able to pass the course.
The final score is graded in the following manner:

* SCORE [4.5 - 10] The score on the final exam (60%) is added to the continuous evaluation activities (40%) and an average is generated. The student passes if the final average is equal to or greater than 5.0.

* SCORE [0.0 - 4.49] None of the other scores from the other activities will be weighted, regardless of the student’s grade and the student will need to complete the makeup exam to pass the course.

For the final exam:

1) Please bring your student ID card. If you do not have your ID with you, you will need to report your student ID number, but your grade may not be accessible during the grading period.

2) Please bring a calculator to answer some of the questions. You will not be allowed to use your cell phone during ANY part of the exam. You will also not be allowed to share calculators.

Either students who have failed or students who have not chosen to complete the continuous assessment will be permitted to complete a makeup exam with a MAXIMUM NOTE of 5.0 (a score of 5.0 must be achieved to pass the course, and they will obtain 5.0 as a maximum grade). The qualification of continuous assessment activities will not be consider in any case.

Review of exams will only be completed on the date and time provided by the Coordination Department. Under no circumstances may it be carried out remotely or on another date or time.


During the semester, two activities will be completed that, together, will compose the remaining 40% of the student’s final grade.

1. Creation of an infographic with contents related to the subject (20 %).
2. Exposition of content related with Public Health in pairs (20 %).

The only condition is that the pairs of both continuous assessment issues have to be different; that is, each student must work with two different colleagues throughout the course.

IMPORTANT: It is essential to obtain a minimum of 5.0 in each of the continuous assessment activities in order to be able to weight the final exam score and to pass the course. However, students who do not achieve the assessment standards of the evaluation criteria in SOME of the previous activities (do not exceed the grade of 5.0 in the activity) have two options:

a) Complete the final exam, with the understanding that the qualification for this specific activity will be ZERO (in no case will there be an actual grade) and that the student will have to receive a better grade in the exam to compensate the ZERO and obtain a grade equal to or greater than 5.0 in the final score to pass the course.

b) Not complete the continuous assessment and complete the final makeup exam. The maximum passing grade, in the case of passing (grade equal to or greater than 5.0) will be 5.0 (sufficiency).

1. In the case of a student repeating a course, the grades of the continuous assessment activities of previous courses are not included in the final score (you must submit them again).
2. The presentation of the same or similar continuous assessment work to students who are repeating the subject is not allowed.
3. If you are repeating the course, students are prohibited from submitting the same or similar assignments (complete or partial plagiarism) towards the completion of the continuous assessment. The presentation of the same or similar continuous assessment work to students who are repeating the subject is not allowed.
4. If students submit the same assignments, then a grade of ZERO will be awarded and Coordination and Management will be notified to open a disciplinary file to the student.
5. The existence of an anti-plagiarism program of the Universitat de Girona is recalled that detects the percentage of plagiarism with works from other years / other subjects / other centers or from the network directly, even in pages translated into other languages.

Class attendance is voluntary / optional.

TO PASS THE COURSE, IT IS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN A FINAL WEIGHTED MINIMUM NOTE OF 5.0 (exam + continuous assessment activities OR makeup exam)


The subject has been designed in three parts that, together, seek a self-management of the student. Based on the theoretical framework presented by the teacher, the student must:

1.Complement the theoretical framework with related readings both provided by the teacher and found by the student.

2. Carry out research related to the exposed matter.

3. Make a critical review of the theoretical framework exposed in the classroom.

In order to optimally achieve the objectives of the course, it is recommended the student:

1. Evaluate and use as a theoretical context of the subject the documents identified as basic information (and complementary if you would like to deepen) that you will find on the web of the subject.

2. Identify, filter and use didactic materials of recognized academic prestige when making bibliographic searches and cite them under a validated and unique method.

3. Identify, cite and relate your critical reviews with basic, complementary readings and research materials.

About communication with the teacher:

The responsible teacher is Marta San Millán. The correspondence maintained will always be with this professor and through the institutional email, communicated in the section of notices and news. The answer will be given, whenever possible, within five school days after receiving the email.
The use of institutional mail is specific to the teaching activity and please do not use it other than that established by the UdG.