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Participation from a life course perspective 7.5 Credits

Perspektiv på delaktighet i olika livssammanhang
Second cycle, A7019H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Public Health
Subject group (SCB)
Public Health

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree in nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, health sciences or equivalent degree

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
On completion of the course, the student should, from a scientific foundation, based on current laws and regulations and with an ethical attitude, be able to:
  1. Explain and discuss a variety of ways that participation is understood and has been studied within different scientific traditions and disciplines.
  2. Discuss and argue for how different theoretical perspectives can be used to understand participation for people in different life situations.
  3. Explain and discuss participation in different socio-cultural contexts using transactional and life course perspectives.

  • Participation as citizenship and human rights
  • Perspectives of participation in different scientific traditions and disciplines
  • Participation in different sociocultural contexts
  • Transactional perspective
  • Life course perspective
  • ICF and participation
  • Complexity of connecting aspects for understanding participation
  • Participation as an ongoing and changing process in people’s lives

The course is in a distance learning format and is web-based. In order to complete the course, the student should actively seek knowledge and solve problems using an inquiring and critically reflective approach. This means that the student should take responsibility by actively contributing to the achievement of course objectives through the planning of content and time. The contents of the course are delivered through literature studies, group exercises, lectures, oral and written presentations and seminars.

To pass the course, it is required that the student achieves the course objectives through the following examination sections:
  • Outcomes 1-3 will be examined by participation in seminars
  • Outcomes 1-3 will also be examined by Individual written assignment with oral presentation at a seminar

Grading criteria for Pass and Pass with distinction are stated in the study guide.

This course is given for second-cycle studies. Study supervision is in the course room in Canvas.

Anneli Nyman

Literature. Valid from Spring 2016 Sp 3
The literature is mainly based on articles. A list of articles will be provided in the study plan, but the students are also expected to search books and articles of relevance to the field of study.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0001Written assignment and oral presentation5.0U G VG
0002Seminars2.5U G VG

Syllabus established
by 12 Feb 2015

Last revised
by 10 Feb 2017