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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
TERKAN6 Work and Health 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Person in charge
Announced in the teaching schedule
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Health Sciences
Curricula 2015 – 2017
TERKAN6 Work and Health 5 ECTS


Strategic themes: Sustainable development

Learning outcomes

- The student is familiar with current trends in working life and the main challenges for sustained work careers and work ability in contemporary society
- The student understands the interplay between work and health and the concepts of occupational and work-related diseases
- The student is aware of various occupational health care systems, and of major issues in work place safety and ergonomics


- Current trends in working life
- The influence of work organization and the working environment on well-being at work
- Workplace health promotion
- Health-work-health relationships
- The concept of work ability
- Occupational and work-related diseases
- Ergonomics and accessibility
- Workplace risk assessment and safety management
- Occupational health services in Finland and elsewhere

Teaching methods

Classroom work max 36 h

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
In English

? Lecture attendance (min 75%)

? Active participation in group work and seminars

? Active participation in workplace visits

? Completion of a written assignment/essay

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Announced in the teaching schedule

Study materials

Announced in the teaching schedule

Further information

Minimum number of students: 8 (else the course will be cancelled), maximum number of students: 32

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Social Sciences