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Public Health Science BA (B), Supervised Internship, 7,5 Credits

General data

Code: FH014G
Subject/Main field: Folkhälsovetenskap
Cycle: First cycle
Progression: (B)
Credits: 7.5
Progressive specialization: G1F - First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Health Sciences
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Date of change: 6/17/2013
Version valid from: 8/15/2013


The objectives of the course

The objectives and the aims of the course are to give a broad overview and knowledge/understanding of Public Health Work in Sweden as well as to give an opportunity to apply the knowledge the students have gained and to practice new skills, but also to increase the students self-awareness. The course is designed for international exchange students, and presents a variety of aspects of Public Health Work in Sweden.

Course objectives

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:
- describe the local and regional public health work.
- discuss local and regional public health project.
- give an individual written and oral presentation of the local and regional public health work in Sweden.



Through a set of one or two week modules the student will learn about different aspects of public health work in Sweden. The course includes tutor-led training with a focus on municipal and regional public health work. The focus will be on following aspects:
- Organization
- Political Action
- Health Economics
- Target group/s
- Arena
- Actor/s
- Collaboration
- Ethical considerations.

Entry requirements

Public Health Science 30 Credits on cycle A.

Selection rules and procedures

Alternative selection, see heading "Other information".

Teaching form


The course is based on individual teaching and learning.

During a placement period, a week of study will be made up of 40 hours, of which 30 will be spent on the municipal och county council placement. The hours will be timetabled individually. Skould the student be absent from any part of the course, suitable compensatory can be agreed on by the student, tutor and supervisor involved.

Teaching and supervision will be based on co-operation between the student, tutor and supervisor involved. The supervisor will take responsibility for supervising the student´s daily routines. The tutor will have regular contact with the student and supervisor to monitor the student's progress.

Examination form


Assessment on this course will be based on:
- a seminar
- an individual examination paper.

Subject-specific criteria for marks:
For passing (grade G) the goals for the course need to be fulfilled
For failed (grade U) the goals for the course are not fulfilled

Grading system

Fail (U) or Pass (G)

Course reading

Required literature

Bayer, R., Ethics of Health promotion and Diesease Prevention., In B. Jennings, J. Kahn, A. Mastroianni, L. S. Parker (Eds.). Ethics and Public Health: Model Curriculum [Online]. Available: Association of Schools of Public Health.,

Naidoo, J. & Wills, J., Foundations for Health Promotion, London, Elsevier, 2009, Third Edition.

Reference literature

Tones, K. & Green, J., Health promotion: planning and strategies, London, SAGE, 2010.


Scientific articles in the field of Public Health might be included.

Other information

Other information

This syllabus is for exchange students in Public Health within Erasmus program or bilateral agreements.