The course takes place in period

  • 3 (2022-01-01 to 2022-03-13)
  • 4 (2022-03-14 to 2022-07-31)


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Type of course


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Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

This course is taught and administrated by Diak After completing the course the student is expected to be able to 1) Understand, describe and use basic concepts found within the scientific framework of health and health promotion (eg, health, illness, salutogenesis, pathogenesis, health determinants, health assets, disease panorama, curative, preventive and promotive care, quality of life) 2) Understand and identify health determinants across the human life cycle 3) Understand and identify health promotion actions for different age groups 4) Give examples of methods and actions promoting health 5) Explain health as a process in a context of increasing individual wellbeing and involvement 6) Describe the population's health in relation to gender and socio- economic status. The student is expected to assess and act appropriately in accidents, have the knowledge to act correctly in cases of illness, have knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of a defibrillator.

Learning outcomes

The student develops an understanding of the concepts Health and Health Promotion within a scientific framework. The student identifies both resources and challenges for health promotion in individuals when working as a nurse. The student has an understanding of health as a resource and the importance of health promotion on both individual and societal level. The student acquires skills in first aid.

Course contents

Health and caring medical care, planning and organisation Public Health, content and methods Health care for different ages Health promotion First Aid

Recommended or required reading

Promoting Health: A practical guide. 6 ed. Angela Scriven. (2010). Found in the Arcada library. More material will be provided on ItsLearning.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 23 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 60 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 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-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Learning outcomes 1 and 2 are examined in the form of collective presentations (30% of grade). Learning Result 3, 4, 5 and 6 examined in the form of written reports. (70% of grade). 100% participation in First Aid and seminars mandatory.


Gray Pamela


Gray Pamela

Group size

No limit (18 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2021-12-24 to 2022-01-20

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2022-01-13 09:00 - 12:00 Health Care and Health Promotion Online/ Starting lecture
2022-01-17 09:00 - 12:00 Health Care and Health Promotion Lecture 1
2022-01-18 09:00 - 12:00 Health Care and Health Promotion Lecture 2
2022-01-25 13:00 - 16:00 Health Care and Health Promotion Lecture 3
2022-01-31 09:00 - 12:00 Health Care and Health Promotion Lecture 4
2022-02-01 09:00 - 12:00 Health Care and Health Promotion lecture 5
2022-02-07 09:00 - 12:00 Health Care and Health Promotion Lecture 6
2022-02-14 09:00 - 16:00 Health Care and Health Promotion Diak/ First Aid

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