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Health Guidance Project and Entrepreneurship 15 credits

Hälsovägledning i projekt och entreprenörskap
First cycle, H0010H
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Health Guidance
Subject group (SCB)
Therapy, Rehabilitation and Dietary Treatment

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 and prior knowledge in health promotion equivalent to basic courses in health promotion consisting of at least 40 credits. This prior knowledge includes understanding of the health promotion perspective and how it should be applied to measures that contribute to a healthy life style at the individual, group and community level.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
On completion of the course, students should, with a scientific and ethical approach, based on the contents of the course, be able to:
  1. Describe the characteristic features of the project process, preconditions and challenges related to health guidance within the health promotion perspective.
  2. Apply the project process within the framework of health guidance and argue for the health promotion basis of the project.
  3. Describe the basics of entrepreneurship and how they apply to the professional field of health guidance.
  4. Identify, analyse and formulate a business concept in health guidance.

  • Inventory and evaluation of a health project
  • The project process and its connection to health promotion and health guidance
  • Team development, leadership in a project group
  • Entrepreneurship and economic conditions for business
  • The business process and business plan design
  • Career planning
  • Clinical health project that is planned and carried out in collaboration with the employer.

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 given 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 located on campus where above all seminars and examinations take place. 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 treated through literature studies, group work, clinical project work, lectures, oral and written presentations and seminars. Course requirements are completed study assignments as well as compulsory attendance and an active participation in discussions at seminars. This course is part of the health guidance programme. 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 course objectives are examined individually through study assignments and examinations that are carried out orally and in writing, individually and in groups. Criteria for a pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide.

This is a first-cycle course. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas.

Transition terms
Replaces and corresponds to the earlier course S0059H Health Promotion in Project and Entrepreneurship.

Anitha Risberg

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Osterwalder, A, Pigneur, Y,. Business Model Generation. (2013). Studentlitteratur AB.
Tonnquist , B, (latest edition) Projektledning, Bonnier utbildning,
Wheelan , A. S (latest edition) Att skapa effektiva team: en handledning för ledare och medlemmar. Lund: Studentlitteratur

Literature from earlier courses in the health guidance programme

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Project- Work PlacementU G VG *6.00MandatoryA13
0006Business PlanU G VG *3.00MandatoryA16
0007EntrepreneurshipU G#3.00MandatoryA17
0008Project TheoryU G#3.00MandatoryA17

Syllabus established
by 18 Feb 2013

Last revised
by 30 Oct 2019