Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course

Free Elective

Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the students deepen their knowledge of health - ill health in different ages from a life course perspective. The students develop their ability to plan, implement and evaluate projects.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
* identify mental health risks and resources in different age groups.
* to have deeper knowledge of bodily expressions and realise the dynamics between body and soul.
* to be able to contribute in a creative way to projects.

Course contents

* Life course perspective
* Children feeling mentally ill
* Pain
* Challenges in adolescence
* Adults- dependence and personality dynamics
* Movement analysis in different age groups.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Mental Health aspects (Common studies)

Recommended or required reading

Griffiths, S. , Corr, S. 2007. The Use of Creative Activities with People with Mental Health Problems: a Survey of Occupational Therapists. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 3/2007, 70(3) s. 107 - 114
Lloyd, C. , Wong, S.R, Petchkovsky, L. 2007. Art and Recovery in Mental Health: a Qualitative Investigation. British Journal of occupational Therapy. 05/2007, 70(5). s. 207 - 214
Rawlins R.P, Williams S. R & Beck, C.K. 1993 Mental Health - Psychiatric Nursing St. Louis Mosby Year Book
Sinkkonen, J. 1997. Till alla barns försvar. Forum

Zollitsch Grill H.2008.Kroppsmedvetandet växer ur regelbunden övning.Tidningen Fysioterapi nr3/2008.

Vivanco Steen L. "Duktig tjej har lärt sig att lyssna på kroppen. Tidningen Fysioterapi nr1/2008.

Vivanco Steen L. Kan mental träning ge tryggare föräldrar? Tidningen Fysioterapi nr3/2008.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 18 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 3 hours
  • Project work and productions - 113 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 134 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 113 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 21 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Reports and productions
  • Essays


  • Arell-Sundberg Marina
  • Sievers Hannele
  • Stenbock-Hult Bettina


Stenbock-Hult Bettina

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Essays

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