Health and Lifestyle I

7,5 credits

The course in Health and Lifestyle I focuses on theories and knowledge traditions in social and behavioural science, disease prevention and health promotion. In addition to in-depth knowledge of health and lifestyle, students also practice critical and analytical thinking. During the course, students will independently solve challenges and dilemmas in the field of science from ethical aspects and diversity as well as equality perspectives. In the course discussions on ethical aspects, students will concentrate on questions and queries such as "what is good", "what is right", "how should you behave" and “how to minimise injury and suffering”. Students will not only discuss wellbeing, but also that health should be equal for everyone. Research has shown that people with a lower social position in society have poorer health and living habits. The course's diversity and equality perspective is based on, for example, age, gender, sexual orientation, country of birth, ethnicity, religion and functional variation. Students will not only discuss wellbeing, what prevents ill health and promotes health, but also that health should be equal for everyone.
Teaching takes place over a five-week period with lectures on campus and seminars via a learning platform. The examination includes two one-slide seminars and a paper.

Autumn 2023 (Campus based, Halmstad, 50%)


Graduate level

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Entry requirements:

A second cycle degree within a field relevant to the subject of health and lifestyle.

Selection rules:

Restricted admission

Start week:

week: 35

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Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.

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