Time: 24.5.2021-31.7.2021
Place: Xamk Learn – digital learning environment
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Target group: This course is suitable for health and social care students and professionals and anyone interested in sexuality, sexual rights and sexual health.
Lecturer: Tiina Lybeck, tiina.lybeck@xamk.fi


Credited in degree: Bachelor of Health Care and Social Services
Enrolment by: 9 May 2021
Price: Free of charge

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


Learning outcomes:

The student:

  • knows the basic concepts concerning the diversity of sexuality and gender
  • knows the global sexual rights and recognizes the factors affecting sexual rights in her/his own environment
  • has the ability to reflect her/his own values and attitudes to sexuality and sexual rights
  • understands what sexual health is and how it is promoted.

Contents and methods:

The course includes three themes:

  • Sexuality, sexual and gender diversity
  • Sexual rights
  • Sexual health

The course is completed in Learn and it includes tests and assignments.


Assessment scale:

Transcript of records will be delivered by request:
 – in paper form for those who have their home address in Finland
 – by email in PDF form for those who have their home address in some other country.

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: 
Cancellation has to be made 14 days before the course starts. Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

You'll receive an invitation by email to this course approximately one week before the course starts.