Knowledge Building III 7.5 Credits

Kunskapsbyggarkurs III
First cycle, N0019N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2008 Sp 1 - 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.

Syllabus established
The syllabus was established on February 28, 2007 and is valid from the autumn term 2007.

Last revised
The syllabus was established on February 28, 2007 and is valid from the autumn term 2007.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
Public Health
Subject group (SCB)
Public Health

Entry requirements

General entry requirements, first cycle

Specific entry

HVVH01, HVVH02, ABGH01 and ABGH02.

More information about English language requirements

Course Aim
After finishing the course, the student will have acquired knowledge regarding current comprehensive subject matters regarding lifestyle questions. The point of departure is lifestyle and the connection between lifestyle and health. The course provides in-depth learning about lifestyle, health and technical matters and also treats basic health-economic knowledge.

The course starts with a description of the Swedish welfare system, its purpose, organisation and how it is financed as well as an introduction to the connection between economic factors and health. Following this, basic health-economic theories and methods which can be used to evaluate costs, risks and use in connection with health-promoting actions of a technical, medical or social character, from a social economic perspective. During the course, the connection between the lifestyle of the individual and health will be analysed from the perspective of the individual. The connection between the social and economic conditions and the health of the individual are studied. In addition, the course deals with whether individuals actually are able to choose their lifestyle. Also analysed here are, for example, how different changes in the welfare system could influence both the health conditions of the individuals and their possibilities to influence their lifestyle. Besides, students are expected to market their skills and competencies to possible future employers.

Lectures and seminars.

Seminars and Take-home examination.
Students who have failed an examination on five occasions will not be allowed further resits.

Students must register to the courses themselves or contact the IES educational administration not later than 5 days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This also applies to the students with a place guarantee.

Kristina Ek

Transition terms
The course N0019N is equal to IENH01

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2008 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Brodin, H. & A. Andersson (1998). Hälsoekonomins grunder. Studentlitteratur.
Swedenborg, B. (red) (2003) Varför är svenskarna så sjuka? SNS Förlag.
Course compendium.
Information about further literature will be available at at later date.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

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