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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
• 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
• 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

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 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. External link

Elektroniska källor:
Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion 1986, [www] External link

Govermental policy program for health promotion,
2007,[www] External link

Hälsa 2015, [www] External link?

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


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

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

Group size

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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