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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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TERKAN1 Public Health in Contemporary Society 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Person in charge
Announced in the Teaching schedule.

General description

This course introduces current public debates on key public health issues and gives a public health research perspective to the issues and the debates.

Learning outcomes

After accomplishing the course the student is expected to have a deeper understanding on the comtemporary public health debates and on how to apply public health research on analysing the content of such debates.


The core of the course consists of five contemporary topic seminars. The participants prepare themselves to the seminars by reading the topic text and by preparing questions on the basis of the texts. Each seminar will include expert lecture or expert debate on the text and discussion by all the participants. After each seminar the students will continue the discussion in Moodle.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work

Selected actual texts, lectures/debates and discussion at the seminars and in Moodle 2 weeks after each seminar.

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

Reading the text, preparing questions to be saved in Moodle before each seminar. Active participation at the seminars and active discussion after the seminar in Moodle.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

The 5 topic texts will be available for the participants at least one week before the seminars.

Belongs to following study modules

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