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Culture and nature as tools in health promotion 7.5 credits

Kultur och natur som hälsopromotiva redskap
First cycle, H0013H
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2021 Sp 3 - 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

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 scientific, an ethical and health promotive approach, be able to:
  1. describe and reflect on the health promotive affects of culture and nature through the life span at individual, group, organisational and/or societal levels
  2. reflect on and argue for the dimensions of the health concept in the application of culture and nature as health promotion tools
  3. choose and practically apply health promotion tools connected to culture and nature at individual, group, organisational and/or societal levels
  4. apply basics in presentation techniques and multi-modal working approaches in health promotion

  • Culture and nature as health promotion tools
  • The dimensions of the health concept, Health education
  • Appreciative approach
  • Presentation techniques
  • Multi-modal working methods
  • Diversity in practical work with health promotion tools

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 take place on campus where above all introduction, seminars and examinations are given. 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, 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.

  • Objectives 1 and 2 are examined with individual written assignments and seminar
  • Objectives 3 and 4 are examined with individual oral presentation and practical application in groups
Grading criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide

This is a first-cycle course. Replaces S0057H. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas.

Jimmy Ingemansson

Transition terms
The course H0013H is equal to S0057H

Literature. Valid from Spring 2017 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Bergmark, U. & Kostenius, C. (2011) Uppskattningens kraft – lärande, etik och hälsa. Lund: Studentlitteratur
Bojner Horwitz, E. (2011) Kultur för hälsans skull. Stockholm: Gothia
Kostenius, C. & Melder, C.(in press) Existentiell hälsa. Lund: Studentlitteratur (see extract in the Canvas room)
Statens folkhälsoinstitut (2005). Kultur för hälsa [Electronic resource] : en exempelsamling från forskning och praktik. Stockholm: Statens folkhälsoinstitut (available free on the internet)

Scientific articles to be added

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Individual written assignments and seminar.U G VG *4.00MandatoryA14
0002Individ. oral presentation , practical applications in groupU G#3.50MandatoryA14

Syllabus established
by 29 Jun 2014

Last revised
by 04 Nov 2020