E-Health promotion 7.5 Credits

First cycle, H0014H
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2017 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 12 Feb 2015

Last revised
by 03 Nov 2016

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
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
After completing the course the student will be able to:
  1. identify and describe existing areas of health promotion where ICT is used as a tool.
  2. analyze and evaluate how ICT can be used to facilitate and develop health guidance.
  3. critically examine and reflect on ICTs as tools through an ethical and empowerment perspective.
  4. develop and present a project idea and project plan where ICT in health promotion / health guidance can be tested or implemented in a company or organization.

  • Theoretical knowledge in the field of e-health, ie the development of Internet and mobile technology and its application in the area of health promotion.
  • Regional, national and international research and development projects in the e-health area.
  • Empowerment and applications of ICT support as well as ethical issues involved.

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 guidance programe. 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.

Objective 1 is assessed through assignments, individual and group in test 1. Objectives 2 - 4 examined by a web-based seminar with opponentship of project plan in test 2. 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 S0041H

Anna-Karin Lindqvist

Transition terms
The course H0014H is equal to S0041H

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
E. Sohlman, C. Kostenius, O. M. Johansen, I. Ryzhkova , & M. Merivirta (editors), Empowering School eHealth Model in the Barents Region. Rovaniemi: Lapland University of Applied Sciences. (Publication series B. Reports ; Nr 2015:2).

Lindqvist, A-K. (2015). Promoting adolescents' physical activity @ school. Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet. (Doctoral thesis / Luleå University of Technology).

Articles listed in the study guide

Reference literature
Gard, G. & Melander Wikman, A. (Eds) E-hälsa – innovationer, metoder, interventioner och perspektiv. Lund: Studentlitteratur. 2012. (ISBN 97891440676229).

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0001Individual and group assignments3.0U G#
0002Web-based seminar with opponentship of project plan4.5U G VG