Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The goal is to increase competence in health promotion and get tools to apply the knowledge in practice.
- Become aware of the concepts of health and health promotion and know the concepts that relate to these
-Aware of ergonomic factors in man at work
-Have knowledge of health physiotherapy interventions and can apply these in different contexts.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student is expected
- Be able to define health, know and be able to apply models and methods in order to promote health for individuals and groups
- Be able to plan and implement health-enhancing physical activity for young people of school age
- Know the health resources and health risks that people may experience in the workplace and identify factors that may cause physical and mental stress during work.
- On the basis of assessment and evaluation of possible health resources and risks to apply physiotherapy interventions and evaluate them.

Course contents

Concepts, models and theories that relate to human health and lifestyle and health promotion
Planning, implementation and evaluation of a health promotion event for young school-age
Ergonomics bases and physiotherapy interventions
Investigations of physical work and planning of ergonomic measures to optimize the physical workload

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Anatomy, physiology and biomechanics
Sports science

Previous course names


Additional information

No extra information

Recommended or required reading

Ewles L, Simnett I. 2005 Hälsoarbete, Studentlitteratur ISBN 91-44-03596-9
Statsrådets principbeslut om folkhälsoprogrammet 2015. ISSN 1236-2050
Hyvä työterveyshuoltokäytäntö (2007)toim. Manninen P., Laine V., Leino T., Mukala K., Husman K. Työterveyslaitos ISBN 13:978-951-802-735-8
Kukkonen, Ritva.(et al.)2001 Työfysioterapia: yhteistyötä työ- ja toimintakyvyn hyväksi. Työterveyslaitos. ISBN 951-802-441-3
Topical articles

Study activities

  • Lectures - 47 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 8 hours
  • Small-group work - 8 hours
  • Individual studies - 70 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Examination Requirements Ergonomics: Workplace Survey pairs with written report presented at the seminar (grade coated)
Health Promotion: Planning Health Day Stafettkarnevalen, implementation of the program during the day.
Exam (grade coated)


  • Kukkonen Göta
  • Sievers Hannele
  • Wiik Mikaela


Kukkonen Göta

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • 2014-04-11 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • 2014-05-31 - Other assignments

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