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Leena Suominen

Published, 23.3.2020 at 10:52

The modified group assignment in May as originally planned, but final submission of the assignment in autumn. See Moodle.


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Wed 15.1.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 11.3.2020
10:15 - 11:45


Elective as a part of the Public Health Nutrition core module

The course can be used by students from other Master’s programs

HNFB-221 (Nutrition and society) is required as a preceding course

Courses related to human behaviour and change in behaviour (psychology, social psychology, etc.)

The student will learn to plan a community-based health promotion program by using a real case, including needs assessment, program plan and evaluation plan.

HNFB program, 2nd year, periods III - IV

  • Working on a real case in small (4—5 per group) groups
  • Field work, including e.g. interviews, focus-group discussions, observational assessments, data collection by questionnaires, etc.
  • Based on the field work and theory: writing a detailed description of baseline needs, plan for the health promotion program and a plan for the evaluation.

Study material will be given in the beginning of the course.

Active participation in the group (project) work; the work is mentored by the teacher.

The project report is evaluated by grading passed/failed.

Lectures and seminars 10 h, group work, including individually performed tasks 125 h.

Performance: group work report, seminar presentation

Mikael Fogelholm