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Health Promotion 7.5 Credits

Second cycle, H7004H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2016 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Public Health
Subject group (SCB)
Public Health

Entry requirements

Bachelor in occupational therapy or Bachelor in physical therapy or Bachelor in nursing

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
  1. Describe and reflect on theoretical perspectives in health promotion and health promotion work.
  2. Argue for the conditions and possibilities for health promotion work in different contexts throughout the lifespan, including children and adolescents, adults and older individuals.
  3. Plan and critically review health promotion activities in the individual subject area from an individual, group or organisational perspective, which includes ethical, cultural and social aspects.

  • Theories and models relevant to health promotion work
  • Current public health perspectives
  • Current perspectives on the health of children and adolescents.
  • Current perspectives on health promotion work related to endemic and chronic disease
  • Current perspectives on health in the working life
  • Current perspectives on activity and health during aging.
  • Individually chosen specialisation in the form of a plan for health promotion work or investigation of factors relevant to health promotion efforts in a context related to the individual subject area, with critical analysis and connection to theoretical perspectives.

The studies start from individual active work that includes literature studies, individual assignments and work in groups. The course is based on a pedagogical strategy where meetings and exchanges between people are the focus. An active participation in the course is therefore necessary. Group work also aims to develop skills that only can be trained through interaction and experience sharing with others. The literature studies include theoretical perspectives and current research on health promotion work in different contexts. The group assignments are directed towards from a general perspective identifying differences and similarities in health promotion work in different contexts throughout the lifespan. The individual specialisation should consist of a plan for a health promotion effort or study of critical factors for health related to the individual subject area with critical analysis from theoretical perspectives and current evidence.

To pass the subject, the student should:
  • Objectives 1 and 3 are examined through Individual written report, 5.0 credits
  • Objective 2 is examined through oral presentation in groups at a seminar, 2.5 credits
Grading scale Fail, Pass, Pass with distinction. Criteria for grades are stated in the study guide.

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

Transition terms
This course replaces H7002H

Lars Nyberg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Nutbeam D, et al. Theory in a nutshell. A practical guide to health promotion theories (3rd ed.).

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0001Individual written report5.0U G VG
0002Seminar2.5U G#

Syllabus established
by 20 Mar 2014

Last revised
by 15 Feb 2016