Public Health - Definitions and Ethical Principles
Included in Study
Bachelor's Programme in Public Health
Language of instruction
On successful completion of the course, students will:
have basic knowledge within public health work and its knowledge-based foundation
have knowledge of official and public documents concerning public health work at a national level
be able to reflect upon central concepts related to public health
be able to explain the development of public health in a historical perspective
be able to identify, describe and reflect upon important ethical challenges in public health work
The content and limitations of public health work
Important concepts and definitions; health, disease, prevention, health promotion, salutogenesis, quality of life, empowerment
The historical development of public health and public health administration
Official documents for public health work
knowledge-based public health work
Ethical perspectives and challenges in public health
Literature studies, lectures and group work.
Attendance is compulsory for parts of the course -see the semester plan for more details.
Estimated student workload is 270 hours.
Group work with an oral presentation must be successfully approved before the student can sit the examination
Attendance requirements must be met.
Please see the semester plan for details.
Assessment methods and criteria
A graded 4-hour individual written examination.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.