Course code PHG112

PHG112 Nature and Life Quality - Use of Animal, Plants, Forest and Landscape

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Course responsible: Grete Grindal Patil
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 5 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: The course is not held in 2015/16
First time: Study year 2005-2006
Last time: 2015H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course is composed of fours modules: 1. Introduction to the importance of nature for human welfare. 2. Introduction to health-related concepts and relevant issues. 3. Effects of nature and contact with animals on human welfare. 4. Concrete examples of how nature can be utilised to promote well-being and life quality for people with special needs.
Learning outcome:
After completing the course the student should - understand the importance of nature for human health and well-being - be able to define key health concepts - have insight in to how scientific and agricultural knowledge can be utilised in preventive work, health promotion and therapy - have insight in to how the students own profession and scientific background can contribute in interdisciplinary teams with health care personnel - have an understanding of the potential and limitations in the students own profession - be able to identify ethical issues in preventive work and health promotion
Learning activities:
Lectures, group assignments. Excursions.
Teaching support:
Fronter is the main communication platform in addtion to suppervision on assignments.
Lærum, E. 2005. Frisk, syk eller bare plaget? Fagbokforlaget, key articles and lecture notes.
Recommended prerequisites:
No specific course, but an interest in evaluating different aspects of human well-being and life quality is recommended.
Mandatory activity:
Participation in at least 3 excursions and one exercise
Three group and one individual assignment related to the different aspects of the course. All parts have to be passed. The 4 assignments are equally weighted, however, if between two grades, the individual assignment will decide.
Nominal workload:
Lectures and excursions: 80 hours. Self-tuition in connection with lectures: 45 hours. Reports in connection with excursions: 20 hours. Group assignments: 155 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures and excursions: 80 hours.
The subject can be terminated in either the fall or the spring term since the student can postpone the last group assignment to the spring term. All organised activities and other assignments is scheduled for the fall term. First year students are recommended to submit this last group assignment in the spring term.
External examiner is not going to evaluate the assignments, but must approve the evaluation process.
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