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Total number of ECTS

15 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is... • To gain deeper knowledge about health promotion from both practical and theoretical perspectives, and to increase the ability to critically examine, assess and use evidence-based information. • To develop multi-professional expertise in health promotion at different levels (individual, group and society) by deepening and broadening the promoting approach. • To increase expertise in change and development in order to increase understanding of planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion projects. • To increase communicative and social skills using a variety of methods with the aim of promoting well-being in different arenas in society.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to... • Understand key concepts and how to apply them in health promotion • Connect theoretical concepts to practice • Identify needs for health promotion in various contexts • Discuss and analyze health promoting factors and resources that are significant for health promotion at work and in other activities and functions

Course contents

• Identification and analysis of health-promoting environments • Lectures on key terms, key components and key theories in health promotion • Review of health promotion projects • Planning and implementation of health promotion interventions • Health promoting leadership and teamwork

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. Tillgänglig som pdf på 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. Elektroniska källor: Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion 1986, [www] Govermental policy program for health promotion, 2007,[www] ys/ohjelman-sisaeltoe/sv.pdf Hälsa 2015, [www] folderId=42733&name=DLFE-7169.pdf Health Promotion Glossary (WHO) Additional literature may be added

Study activities

  • Lectures - 0 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 0 hours
  • Practical exercises - 0 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 0 hours
  • Individual studies - 0 hours
  • Seminars - 0 hours


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Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

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

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Examination 1 Key concepts and theories 30% Examination 2 Project review 30% Examination 3 Health promotion interventions 30% Examination 4 Self-assessment 10% Examinations may be exams, demonstrations and presentations, reports and productions, essays, and attendance at given times.


  • Gray Pamela
  • Kukkonen Göta
  • Törnblom Cia
  • Vaappo Marko
  • Forss Mia


Gray Pamela

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No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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