Course code FHV300

FHV300 Occupational Science - Health Promoting Activity

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Course responsible: Ruth Kjærsti Raanaas
Teachers: Mona Asbjørnslett
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
A minimum of 5 students is required for the course to be offered. Upper limit is 35 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, June block.
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: Study year 2008-2009
Preferential right:
Course contents:

The following topics will be emphasized:

  • Occupational science
  • The signicance of Individual, social and cultural factors for activity
  • Activity and participation - the benefits for physical, mental and social health
  • Human activity in relation to the environment and nature
  • Activity in a cultural perspective
  • Activity in an every day perspective and life time perspective
Learning outcome:

Following the graduation the student will:

  • Have knowledge about the phenomenon of activity (occupation) according to an occupational science perspective
  • Have knowledge about the relationship between activity and health
  • Have knowledge about the significance of individual, social and cultural factors for participation in activity
  • Have knowledge about the relationship between human activity and the environment
  • Be able to acquire new knowledge in the relevant field
  • Be able to communicate key issues in the subject area using relevant terminology
  • Be able to use the subject area in the development of practice
  • Be able to contribute to innovative processes within public health work 
  • Have competence regarding etical issues in activity and health 
Learning activities:
Lectures, seminars, e-learing (Fronter) and self study will support the work with an individual semester assignment. Student skills are assessed through the semester assignment.
Teaching support:
Teachers are available at the workshops and through Fronter.
Scientific articles and books. An overview of literature will be available upon the start of the course.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Semester assignment including oral presentation. Report on topic and progress of the written examination assignment, including group supervision and oral presentation.
Individual examination assignment counts 100%.
Nominal workload:
Totally 300 hours. Workshops: 30 h * 2 weeks = 60 hours. Preparation and following up work of the workshops including e-learning and self study: 110 hours. Semester assignment: 130 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
The course is based on intensive workshops. Approx. 2 weeks full time (lectures and seminars).
The course is offered in collaboration with several departments at NMBU and Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. Four to six gatherings during spring and June parallels.
An external examiner approves the evaluation method, in this case the text for the individual assignment. The external examiner should participate in evaluating the semester assignments.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått