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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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HEAAC01 Perspectives in Public Health 5 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Public Health
Person in charge
Professor Clas-Håkan Nygård

General description

The course introduces the multidisciplinary field and key elements of public health.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the course students are familiar with the context and multidisciplinary field of Public Health, its history, main terminology, key
concepts and health systems.


Determinants of health, health promotion, health systems, determinants approaches to public health

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Lectures open for all University of Tampere students but group work, seminar, participation in site visits and exam are only for MPH students.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 22 h 0 h
Group work
Independent work

Lectures (22 h) and completion of a learning diary (2 ECTS), group work, seminar and participation in site visits and literature (3 ECTS).

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Group work, seminar and site visits  Participation in course work  5 ECTS
In English

Participation in at least 75 % of the lectures and completion of the learning diary (2 ECTS), active participation in the group work and seminar, participation in site visits and exam (3 ECTS).

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Pass/fail for learning diaries (2 ECTS). Evaluation on a scale 1-5 of the exam (3 ECTS).

Belongs to following study modules

School of Health Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Health Sciences