Basic Studies in Health Education 25 ECTS cr

Having completed the Basic Studies, the student identifies the individual, social and environmental factors connected with health, health behavior, health challenges and most common illnesses among all population groups, especially children and adolescents.  The student also knows how to describe the meaning for health of the biological processes in the organs and of mental and social factors. S/he also knows how to apply the principles of subject didactics to promote the health of people in different ages, especially children and adolescents, and to reinforce their knowledge of health. S/he knows how to solve ethical issues connected with promotion of health and with health education, and knows how to explain both the individual and the community’s responsibility for healthy life.

The module consists of the following courses:

Basics of Health Education (5 credits) – 402960P
Mental Development among Children and Adolescents (5 credits) – 402103P
Nutrition in Promotion of Health (5 credits) – 402956P
Basics of Anatomy and Physiology (5 credits) – 402961P
Basics of the Didactics of Health Education (5 credits) – 402951P

The teaching is arranged by the Open University.

Application Procedure

Students in the Faculty of Education can apply for the right to pursue Basic Studies in Health Education. Details on the deadline for applications are given by the Open University. The study right is not applied in the general application procedure of the Faculty of Education.

Students from other faculties and those pursuing non-degree studies in a minor subject should contact the Open University.

The Faculty of Education pays the study expenses for a student of the Faculty, if the minor subject is included in the student's personal study plan.

The right to pursue studies in a minor subject is given for the next academic year. The duration of the right is one academic year.

For more information on practical issues related to minor subject applications in the Faculty, see here.

Application Guidance

If you are interested in studies in this minor subject, please get in touch with the study advisors of your own degree programme. Any questions related to study rights should be addressed to Helena Seppälä, Chief Academic Officer.

Person in Charge

The person in charge of the minor subject studies is Mervi Savela.

More Information on the Studies

A more detailed description of Basic Studies in Health Education including the courses involved is to be found in the Faculty of Education Catalogue of Minor Subject Studies on WebOodi.


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Last updated: 28.2.2019