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Health and Work-related Rehabilitation 7.5 credits

Hälsa och arbetslivsinriktad rehabilitering
First cycle, P0052A
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2022 Sp 4 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)

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 Psychology or Sociology 60hp on basic level and Employment Law (J0009N) 15hp, Groups and Individuals in Working Life (S0028A) 7.5hp, Methods in Social Sciences 1 (P0045A), 15hp or Methods in sociology I (S0047A), 15hp.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After the course the student shall be able to theoretical describe and apply personnel management concerning health promotion in work organizations as well as work-related rehabilitation focusing the individuals\' condition and needs.

The course includes attitudes to health, illness, to be on sick leave and individual work related rehabilitation. Moreover, the course deals with stress and coping, individual conditions and needs in health promotion and rehabilitation in work organizations.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Lectures, field studies and seminars with mandatory attendance. The goal of upholding the close association to the working life is mainly done by field work at a chosen workplace and by lectures of invited guests.

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 examination of the course contains of three different seminar tasks, all of them are done in group and is about health promotion work, attitudes and the rehab-system. Two of the seminars, health promotion and rehab system will be presented both in a report and in discussions during the seminars. Physical presence and active participation is a criterion for all three seminars.

Students must register to the courses themselves or contact the HLT educational administration not later than three 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.

The course is taught in Swedish but some parts of the course realization may be in English.

Saila Piippola

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1
Bringsén, Å. & Nilsson Lindström, P. (red.) (2019). Hälsopromotion i teori och praktik: olika arenor och målgrupper. (Första upplagan). Stockholm: Liber.
Ekholm, J., Vahlne Westerhäll, L., Bergroth, A. & Schüldt Ekholm, K. (red.) (2015). Rehabiliteringsvetenskap: rehabilitering till arbetslivet i ett flerdisciplinärt perspektiv. (3., [omarb.] uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Rostila, M. & Toivanen, S. (red.) (2018). Den orättvisa hälsan: om socioekonomiska skillnader i hälsa och livslängd. (Upplaga 2). Stockholm: Liber.
Winroth, J. (2018). Organisationshälsa: en bok om ett hållbart arbetsliv. (Upplaga 1). Lund: Studentlitteratur.

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Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0016Seminary discussionsU G#2.50MandatoryA21
0017Individual reportU G VG *5.00MandatoryA21

Syllabus established
Established 2008-12-07 by the Department of Human Work Sciences.

Last revised
by Anna Öqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Health, Education and Technology 28 Dec 2021