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

Prerequisites and co-requisites


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


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 External link
Social- och hälsovårdsministeriet. Hälsa 2015. Se: http://www.stm.fi/sv/under_arbete/utvecklingsprojekt/halsa_2015 External link
Social- och hälsovårdsministeriet. KASTE. Se: http://www.stm.fi/sv/under_arbete/utvecklingsprojekt/kaste External link
Statsrådet. Politikprogrammet för hälsofrämjande. Se: http://valtioneuvosto.fi/tietoarkisto/politiikkaohjelmat-2007-2011/terv… External link
WHO. Health Promotion Glossary. 1998. Ladda ner: http://www.who.int/hpr/NPH/docs/hp_glossary External link
WHO. Ottawa Charter. Se: http://www.who.int/healthpromotion/conferences/previous/ottawa/en/ External link


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


  • Kukkonen Göta
  • Wiik Mikaela


Wiik Mikaela

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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