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Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the students deepen their knowledge of mental health, psycholocigal and social resources, risk factors and problems in a life course perspective, that they can master central concepts and methods within the mental area, and enlarge their ethical consciousness. The students strengthen their professional identity as well as their understanding of and prerequisites for multi-professional cooperation.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
* realise the significance of mental health and be able to explain how it can be supported by creative and expressive means
* reflect upon the significance of family work life and other networks for mental health
* identify specific risks and crisis situations
* analyse the significance of self-knowledge and body knowledge for his/her professional identity
* identify ethical problems within the area
describe how different actors can work for mental health.

Course contents

* Mental health, stress, crisis and development in a life coyrse perspective
* destructivity
* The significance of sexuality
* Creative activity
* Depression, suicide
* Ethical aspects

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Completed basic studies in social- and healthcare

Previous course names


Additional information

The project report should be handed in on paper format latest 14.10.2013. at 12.00

Recommended or required reading

Agerberg, M. 2001 Ut ur mörkret- en bok om depressioner. L
Stockholm: PAN (Norstedts Förlag).
Rawlins, R.P, Williams, S.R. & Beck, C.K. 1993 Mental Health - Psychiatric Nursing St.Louis Mosby, Year book.Poorman, S. G. 2005 Sexual responses and Sexual disorders. I:
Seikkula,J. 1996 Öppna samtal: från monolog till levande dialog i sociala nätverk. Stockholm: Bokförlag Mareld
Stuart, G.W. & Laraia, M.T. Principles and Practice of Psychiatric
Nursing. St. Louis: Elsivier Mosby
Währborg, P. 2003 Stress- och den nya ohälsan. Stockholm:
Natur och Kultur
Grönlund, E 1999 Konstnärliga terapier. Bild, dans och musik i
den läkande processen. Sockholm: Natur och Kultur

Reference literature:
Dropsy, J. 2004 Den harmoniska kroppen, en osynlig övning.
Stockholm: Natur och Kultur.
Kast, V. 2000 Vredens kraft - hos mej och andra. Köping: Natur
och Kultur.
Lönnqvist, J. Aro, H. & Marttunen, M. toim 1993 Itsemurhat
Suomessa 1987- projekti Helsinki: Stakes, tutkimuksia 25.
Retterstöl, N. !993 Suicide, a european perspektive. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press.
Salmson, K. red 2005 Uppdrag: Familj. Berättelser från en ny
generation familjer. Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Förlag.
Sarvimäki, A. & Stenbock-Hult, B. 2008 Omvårdnadens etik. Sjuksköterskan och det moraliska rummet. Stockholm: Liber.
Wasserman, D. 1998 Depression, en vanlig sjukdom.
Stockholm: Natur och kultur.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 24 hours
  • Small-group work - 24 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 133 hours
  • Individual studies - 47 hours
  • Seminars - 8 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 266 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 266 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

1) Active participation in groupwork
2) Project report, which will be assessed by the scale 1-5 according to: description, processing, valuation, litterature, language and layout
3) Presentation at seminar during which the group will present their project and maintains a dialogue on a topic with the participants. Assessement: Approved/falied
Approved: The presenation is well substantiated and clear. It gives the audience a broad knowledge of a shosen topic. The presentation triggers discussion which will be kept up by the group


  • Arell-Sundberg Marina
  • Piippo Jukka
  • Savolainen Jari
  • Sievers Hannele


Arell-Sundberg Marina

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2013-12-20

The timetable of the course

03.09.2013 14:00 - 16:00 F143 (271 p, Stora auditoriet) Introduktion till Breddstudien
Föreläsning: Att skapa och genomföra ett projekt

10.09.2013 13:15 - 16:00 F249 (98 p, Lilla auditoriet) Föreläsning 1

17.09.2013 13:15 - 16:00 F249 (98 p, Lilla auditoriet) Föreläsning 2

24.09.2013 13:15 - 16:00 F249 (98 p, Lilla auditoriet) Föreläsning 3

01.10.2013 13:00 - 16:00 A510 (50 p)Föreläsning 4

08.10.2013 13:00 - 16:00 A510 (50 p) 13.00 - 14.30 Föreläsnig: Att skriva rapport
14.30 - 16.00 Gruppvisa handledningar

15.10.2013 13:00 - 16:00 A510 (50 p) Handledningar inför seminarium

22.10.2013 13:00 - 17:00 F143 (271 p, Stora auditoriet) SEMINARIUM (obligatorisk närvaro)

Assessment methods

  • 2013-10-22 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2013-10-14 - Reports and productions

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