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Health promotion, nutrition- in theory and praxis 7.5 credits

Hälsopromotion, kost- i teori och praktisk tillämpning
First cycle, H0005H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 2 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Health Guidance
Subject group (SCB)
Therapy, Rehabilitation and Dietary Treatment
Main field of study
Health Promotion

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
The student should, on completion of the course, from a health promotion perspective, be able to act as a health guide in the area of nutrition. The objective is to be able to:
  1. Describe theories of nutrition and diet as well as evaluate and critically interpret scientific articles relevant to the subject area.
  2. Apply and interpret nutrition analysis, and justify dietary advice based on individual needs regarding nutrition and diet.
  3. Perform health consultations and develop health plans for individuals and groups, and discuss ethical aspects in the area of nutrition and diet.

  • Nutrition analysis
  • Health consultations and health plans
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Dietary advice and diet consultation
  • Literature study in nutrition
  • Workplace assignments
  • Professional ethical aspects in health consultations

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The course is delivered by distance learning and is mainly web-based. The studies require computer experience and access to a broadband connection (at least 0.5 Mb/s, preferably 2.0 Mb/s) as well as a headset and web camera. Parts of the course are conducted on campus, primarily certain group seminars and examinations. 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 for their own learning by actively contributing to the achievement of course objectives through planning their work and use of time. The course content is explored through laboratory sessions, literature studies, group work, workplace assignments, lectures, oral and written presentations and seminars. A passing grade in this course requires successful completion of all study assignments and compulsory attendance and an active participation in discussions at examination seminars. This course is part of the health promotion program. The program has a consistent pedagogical strategy that stimulates an active learning where team development, career planning and the creation of a personal portfolio are recurrent elements in the courses. The group work aims to develop skills that can only be trained through interaction and the sharing of experience with others.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The objectives of the course are examined separately through study assignments and examinations, which may include practical, written and oral tasks, completed individually and/or in groups. The criteria for pass and pass with distinction are described in the study guide.

This is a first-cycle course. The study guide is available in the course room in Canvas (web-based learning platform).

Transition terms
This course replaces and corresponds to the nutrition section in S0052H

Anitha Risberg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 2
Abrahamsson, L., Andersson, A., Becker, W. & Nilsson, G. (eds.) (latest edition) Näringslära för Högskolan. Stockholm: Liber.
Brülde, B. (2011). Folkhälsoarbetets etik. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Johansson, U. (latest edition) Näring och hälsa. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Kostenius C. & Lindqvist A-K.(2006) Hälsovägledning- från ord och tanke till handling. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Nutrition and DietU G VG *3.00MandatoryA13
0002Diet Analysis and Diet AdviceU G VG *2.00MandatoryA13
0003Health Talks and Health PlansU G#2.50MandatoryA13

Syllabus established
by 18 Feb 2013

Last revised
by Anna Öqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Health, Education and Technology 10 Aug 2021