Time: 1.3. – 15.5.2022
Place:  Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Required previous skills: No prerequisites
Lecturer: Pia Jääskeläinen

Credited in degree at Xamk: Bachelor of Business Administration

Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum:  Optional studies 
Enrolment by: 13.2.2022
Price: Free of charge

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please also notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on Open UAS courses.

Learning outcomes:

You can define health promotion from different perspectives.
You understand the factors that influence motivation formation.
You understand the significance of communality and co-operation in support of a lifestyle change.
You recognize current and new health threats and you are able to include them in the health promotion of customers.
You recognize the role of technology and data analytics in health promotion.

Contents and methods:

What are the principles of health promotion?
What are the different factors (determinants) affecting the wellbeing of individuals?
What are goals and objectives of health promotion?
How do you motivate to change?
What drives or inhibits behavioral change on an individual level?
How does group interaction affect outcomes?
What is the connection between lifestyle and health?
What is the role of technology and data analytics in health promotion and how can this drive change?
How can customers' involvement and communality be supported systematically and in a target-oriented way?

The course covers5 ECTS credits, totalling135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.

Study material: All material will be provided by the lecturer – scientifical articles, other articles, videos etc. No live lectures.


Students can:
a) use the professional vocabulary and concepts of health promotion systematically.
b) look for information in key information sources of the field
e) use the key models, methods, principles and nutritional recommendations in health promotion.

Assessment scale: 1-5



Transcript of records will be delivered by requestby email in PDF form.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email: openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.


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