This course is taught in Norwegian and an English translation of the course description is not available.
On succesful completion of the course, students will:
Demonstrate advanced knowledge on governing signals in public health politics internationally and nationally
Demonstrate thorough knowledge on international and national political, economic, and legal provisions in public health
Show thorough knowledge on national public health policies, relevant legislation and provisions, and thorough knowledge on roles and responsibilities og major public health actors in Norway
Demonstrate thorough familiarity about working with influential factors; living conditions, and local environmental factors
Demonstrate advanced knowledge on the Norwegian administrative systems on all levels and for forms of governing
Demonstrate advanced knowledge on the planning systems and processes of the administration, and the systematics of of public health work, cf. the requirements of the Public Health Act
Demonstrate independence in theoretical and practical problem solving
Be able to identify and problematize different ethical problems in public health work and reflect upon ethical problems in the meeting with service users
Be able to employ national provisions and framework conditions in the work with improving of the population's health
Be able to analyze and relate critically to different sources of information and scientific literature in the dissemination of the subject
International and national provisions for public health work
National public health policies, relevant legislation, white papers, and public reports which deal with public health
Administrative levels: state, county, municipality
Different governing systems: government, governance, governmentality
Systematic municipal public health work
Relevant reforms: The Interaction reform, the Local government reform, partnerships, and networking
The importance of the voluntary sector in public health work
Development traits in the national public health work
Ethical problems in public health work
Lectures, seminars, and group work. Further information will be given in the semester plan.
The student workload is estimated to 405 hours.
Successful completion of work requirements according to the semester plan
Assessment methods and criteria
A 5-hour written examination. Letter grades A-F will be given.
The person responsible for the course, 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.