Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The course gives an introduction to healthcare and other nearby sciences

Learning outcomes

The student gets a basic knowledge of
- the organisation of healthcare in Finland
- the concept of health
- the health panorama in Finland
- the environmental healthcare
- preventive and health promoting aspects of healthcare over a person´s lifespan.

Course contents

Healthcare for different age groups.
Themes concerning health promotion.
Public health science
Environment science

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Additional information

obligatory presence on seminars, group- and project work

Recommended or required reading

handouts from the lecturers
Reference literature

Hurme M. (toim.) 1997. Hyvä työterveyshuoltokäytäntö : opas toiminnan suunnitteluun ja seurantaan . Helsinki : Työterveyslaitos.

Kantola P., Lehtimäki R, Talsi M. 1993. Folkhälsoarbetets grunder . Helsingfors . Tryckericentralen.

Medin J.,Alexandersson K. 2000.Begreppen hälsa och hälsofrämjande : en litteraturstudie . Studentlitteratur.Lund.

Pietilä A-M.(toim.) 2002.Terveyden edistäminen : uudistuvat työmenetelmät .WSOY. Helsingfors

Social- och hälsovårdsministeriet 2005. Barnrådgivningen som stöd för barnfamiljer. Handbok för personalen. Social- och hälsovårdsministeriets handböcker 2005:12.

Stakes. Skolhälsovården 2002 : en handbok för skolhälsovårdare, läkare, grundskolor och kommuner. Stakes oppaita

Viisainen K. (red.) 2000. Screeningundersökningar och samarbete inom mödravården : rekommendationer. Helsingfors : STAKES, 2000 Serie: (STAKES. Oppaita, ISSN 1236-0724 )

Internet adresser

www.stakes.fi External link

www.vn.fi External link

www.ktl.fi External link

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 20 hours
  • Project work and productions - 23 hours
  • Individual studies - 70 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 93 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 40 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions
  • Essays


Onninen Berit


Onninen Berit

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Den aktuella tidtabellen delas ut vid kursens början 27.8.2008

Assessment methods

  • 2008-09-15 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Essays

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