The course takes place in period

  • 3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)
  • 4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

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
  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

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
The student acquires skills in first aid.

Course contents

Health and caring medical care, planning and
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

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


Ekman Petra

Group size

No limit (3 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-12-24 to 2020-01-20

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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