Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Students develop their skills in their own professional field by - demonstrate knowledge of the meaning of concepts, definitions and approaches in relation to health and health promotion - acquire basic knowledge of public health in relation to population health - be familiar with evidence-based theories and models of health promotion activities - acquire knowledge of planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion - present knowledge (know-how) in ergonomics Students develop their ethical competence by - acquire knowledge in his profession what could be fair, equitable and solidarity on the basis of their own profession's core values

Learning outcomes

After completed course the student is expected to - be able to explain the meaning of the concepts of health and health promotion as well as concepts that relate to these - to know how health can be measured and health promotion activities can be evaluated - gain knowledge of evidence-based health promotion theories, models and strategies and understands the relationship with health promotion in practice - be able to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion project for a specific target audience - be able to identify ergonomic factors affecting human workload in the workplace

Course contents

- key concepts in health and health promotion - the concept of health promotion and its history - goals, values and ethical aspects in the context of health promotion - health promotion from a systemic perspective - evidence-based health promotion theories and models - needs and priorities for health promotion - planning and evaluation of health promotion - participation in Stafettkarnevalen

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Previous course names


Additional information

Compulsory attendance at seminars and event Last day to hand in report is two days before presentation.

Recommended or required reading

Required reading Scriven A. 2013. Ewles & Simnet Hälsoarbete. Studentlitteratur. (eller den äldre versionen; Ewles Linda, Simnett Ina. (2009) Hälsoarbete. Studentlitteratur) TENT: Kapitel 1-7, 14-15 OR Winroth Jan, Rydqvist Lars-Göran (2008). Hälsa och hälsopromotion. Sisu Idrottsböcker. TENT: Del 1 (t.o.m. s. 188) och Del 2 (s. 230-276) Recommended reading Korp Peter(2004). Hälsopromotion. Studentlitteratur Medin Jennie, Alexandersson Kristina (2000) Begreppen Hälsa och hälsofrämjande- en litteraturstudie. Studentlitteratur Nutbeam Don (2005). Theory in a Nutshell. McGraw-Hill. Australia Savola E, Koskinen Ollonqvist P.(2005) Terveyden edistäminen esimerkein. Käsitteet ja selitykset. Terveyden edistämis keskus ry. Ladda ner: http://www.tekry.fi/index.php?page=jul_julkaisu&i=100311 Social- och hälsovårdsministeriet. Hälsa 2015. Se: http://www.stm.fi/sv/under_arbete/utvecklingsprojekt/halsa_2015 Social- och hälsovårdsministeriet. KASTE. Se: http://www.stm.fi/sv/under_arbete/utvecklingsprojekt/kaste Statsrådet. Politikprogrammet för hälsofrämjande. Se: http://valtioneuvosto.fi/tietoarkisto/politiikkaohjelmat-2007-2011/terveys/sv.jsp WHO. Health Promotion Glossary. 1998. Ladda ner: http://www.who.int/hpr/NPH/docs/hp_glossary WHO. Ottawa Charter. Se: http://www.who.int/healthpromotion/conferences/previous/ottawa/en/ + ARTICLES AND LINKS PRESENTED ON COURSE Supportive references Antonovsky. A (2001) Hälsans mysterium, 2001 Natur& Kultur Faresjö (2007) Kan man vara sjuk och ändå ha hälsa. Studentlitteratur. Klockars K,& Österman B.( 1995) Begrepp om hälsa. Filosofiska och etiska perspektiv på livskvalitet, hälsa och värd. Liber. Naidoo j., Willis J. (2005) Folkhälsa och hälsofrämjande insatser. Stundetlitteratur. Lund Seedhouse David (2001). The foundation for achievement. Wiley 2001 Tones Keith, Tilford Sylvia (2001). Health Promotion - effectiveness, efficency and equity. Third edition. Nelson Thornes

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 29 hours
  • Individual studies - 70 hours
  • Seminars - 4 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-)

Assessment requirements

Litterature tentamina Projectwork and seminars with compulsory attendance Self-evaluation


  • Kukkonen Göta
  • Wiik Mikaela


Wiik Mikaela

Home page of the course


Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2014-04-11 - Exams
  • 2014-05-31 - Other assignments

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