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Population Health Promotion

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SH00BC35
Curriculum: SH 2022K
Level: Bachelor of Nursing
Year of Study: 1 (2023)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Saikkonen, Sanna
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Year 2023

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3010SH2022-1CK2023-01-01 – 2023-07-31Anu Ylikahri, Sanna SaikkonenFinnish2022-12-01 – 2023-01-10
3011SH2022-1DK2023-01-01 – 2023-04-30Kirsi LehtolaFinnish2022-12-01 – 2023-01-10
3012TH2023-1A2023-08-01 – 2023-11-10Sanna SaikkonenFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06
3013SH2023-1A2023-08-01 – 2023-12-31Kirsi LehtolaFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06
3014SH2023-1B2023-08-01 – 2023-12-31Kirsi LehtolaFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.

Learning Outcomes

Student is able to apply topical research evidence and other evidence regarding health promotion when working with clients/patients. Student recognizes health risk factors of their clients/patients and is able to focus early support on those who need it (the viewpoint of health habits). Student recognized existing and future new threats of health (on population level) and is able to integrate them into health promotion of clients/patients.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course 80
- of which scheduled studies 39h
- of which autonomous studies 41 h
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No prerequisites


Principles of health and illness. Public health, health promotion and prevention, primary health care. Steering of health promotion with norms, resources and information. Ethics of health promotion. Association of health habits with health. Prevention of risk behavior and accidents, early recognition and focusing of support to people needing it.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Savola, Koskinen-Ollonqvist. Terveyden edistäminen esimerkein. Käsityksiä ja selityksiä. Terveyden edistämisen keskuksen julkaisuja -sarja 3/2005. Terveyden edistämisen keskus ry 2015. Soveltuvin osin.
Suomalaiset ravitsemussuositukset. - ravinto ja liikunta tasapainoon. Valtion ravitsemusneuvottelukunta. 2005. Edita Publishing Oy.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lecture, practical exerices,learning diary, learning discussions, e-learning

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5
the student is able to
- independently and with a client-oriented approach to identify the key factors that affect health
- finding, using and evaluating evidence-based research findings in developing nursing
- work independently and with a client-oriented approach with preventive work methods and promote health

Grade 3
The student is able to
- on own initiative to identify the key factors affecting health
- find and use evidence-based reserach findings
- work independenlty and prevent health problems, work with preventive health care and promote health

Grade 1
The student is able to
-under supervision to identify the key factors that affect health
- find and use evidence-based research findings
- under supervision prevent health problems, work with preventive health care and promote health

Assessment Methods

Assignment, examination, evaluation/ grading (0-5)