Extension studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to develop competence in healthpromotion at different levels (individual, group and society) by deepening and broading the promotive point of view. To increase the competence in actions of development in order to be able to plan, implement and evaluate healthpromotion projects. The aim is also to increase communicative and social competence by using creative workmethods that aims to promote wellbeing in worklife.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
Understand the central concepts are able to apply them within healthpromotion
Identify needs of healthpromotive actions in various context.
Discuss and analyze health factors and resource focused way of working in worklife and in other areas.

Has tried drama as an creative tool that focuses on that the student:
- Is able to connect theoretical concepts to praxis in an creative way.
- gets aware of the meaning of creative tools in healthpromoting at workplaces.

Course contents

- Examination of healthpromotive projects
- Lectures about the central concepts and other important parts of health-promotion
- Drama pedagogics as working method

Prerequisites and co-requisites


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Additional information

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Recommended or required reading

Green J., Tones K. (2010). Health Promotion: Planning and Strategies. Second edition. Sage publication

Nutbeam D. & Harris E.2004 (2nd ed.)Theory in a Nutshell; A practical guide to health promotion theories. McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd. ISBN 978 0 074 71332 7.
Nutbeam D. & Bauman A. (2006). Evaluation in a
Nutshell - A practical guide to the evaluation of health promotion programs. McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd. ISBN 0 074 71553 4.

Savola E. & Koskinen-Ollonqvist P. (2005). Terveyden edistäminen esimerkein; Käsitteitä ja selityksiä. TEKRY. Edita Prima Oy. ISBN 952-205-006-7. Available as PDF at www.soste.fi External link

Scriven, A. (2013). Ewles & Simnett Hälsoarbete. Studentlitteratur. ISBN 978-91-44-07308-8

Winroth J., Rydqvist L-G. 2008. Hälsa & hälsopromotion: med fokus på individ-, grupp- och organisationsnivå. SISU Idrottsböcker, Stockholm ISBN 9789185433353

Lindström B., Eriksson M. (2012) The Hitchhiker’s guide to salutogenesis. www.salutogenesis.com External link

Web sources:

Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion 1986, [www] http://www.euro.who.int/aboutwho/policy/20010827_2 External link

Govermental policy program for health promotion, 2007,[www] http://www.vn.fi/toiminta/politiikkaohjelmat/terveys/ohjelman-sisaeltoe… External link

Hälsa 2015, [www] http://www.stm.fi/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=42733&name=DLFE-… External link

Health Promotion Glossary (WHO)

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 100 hours
  • Individual studies - 100 hours
  • Seminars - 16 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 266 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 266 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Demonstrations and proficiency exams

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations and the examinations contribute to the final grade as follows:
Examination 1 Central conceptions (10%)
Examination 2 Project inspection (40%)
Examination 3 Drama (40%)
Examination 4 Self evaluation (10%)
(examinations include written examination tests, demonstrations and presentations, reports and productions, essays, and also presence at specified occasions)


  • Gustavson Mia
  • Kukkonen Göta
  • Silius-Ahonen Ellinor
  • Vaappo Marko
  • Wiik Mikaela


Wiik Mikaela

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

2013-10-16 - Demonstrations and presentations

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