Sustainable Development in Healthcare, 7.5 creditsHållbar utveckling inom hälso- och sjukvård, 7.5 hp
This course syllabus is valid from spring 2020.
- Course code
- Course name
- Sustainable Development in Healthcare
- 7.5 credits
- Form of Education
- Higher Education, study regulation 2007
- Main field of study
- Public Health Sciences
- Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- Grading scale
- Fail (U), pass (G) or pass with distinction (VG)
- Department of Global Public Health
- Participating institutions
- Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society
- Department of Laboratory Medicine
- Decided by
- Styrelsen för utbildning
- Decision date
- Revised by
- Education Committee GPH
- Last revision
- Course syllabus valid from
- Spring 2020
Specific entry requirements
- Describe the concept of sustainable development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Agenda 2030
- Account for expected effects, on for example health of the main sustainability challenges and discuss how these can be prevented and met.
- Analyse and reflect on how collaboration between different professional groups and the health care organisation can promote increased security and improved health from the perspective of sustainable development
- Explain the relationship between health psychological aspects, and different aspects of sustainable development and discuss how collaboration and trust between people and various professions can be promoted
The other part of the course deals with the significance of sustainable development for the organisation of health care, such as how the work for sustainable health care systems can be organised and formulated from and interprofessional perspective. Working with these questions entails an exploration, critical examination and discussion also at the individual level - a processing of our values, norms, as well as cognitive, emotional and behavioural habits. In the final part, the concept is made concrete through discussions in a number of case studies, which demonstrate how work for sustainable development can be operationalised within Swedish and international health care, from and interprofessional perspective. Examples of such case studies can be "Health effects of climate changes - risks and measures","The importance of trust for sustainable societies - how do we enable trust at an individual and organizational level?", "Health equity", , "Prerequisites for an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable workplace". The case studies can vary depending on the lecturers and aim to illustrate, how the promotion of sustainable development can be concretised within the scope of different health care professions.
Seminars are compulsory. Absence from compulsory seminars is compensated by a written assignment, the form of which is specified by the course director at the beginning of the course. The examiner assesses if, and in that case how, absence from compulsory parts can be compensated. Before the student has participated in all compulsory parts or compensated absence in accordance with the examiner's instructions, the student's results for respective part will not be registered. Absence from a compulsory activity may result in that the student cannot compensate the absence until the next time the course is given.
Students who have not passed the regular examination are entitled to participate in five more examinations. If the student has not passed the exam after four participations, he/she is encouraged to visit the study advisor. If the student has failed six examinations/tests, no additional examination or new admission is provided.
The number of times that the student has participated in one and the same examination is regarded as an examination session.
Submission of blank exam is regarded as an examination session. An examination for which the student registered but not participated in, will not be counted as an examination.
If there are special grounds, or a need for adaptation for a student with a disability, the examiner may decide to deviate from the syllabus's regulations on the examination form, the number of examination opportunities, the possibility of supplementation or exemptions from the compulsory section/s of the course etc. Content and learning outcomes as well as the level of expected skills, knowledge and abilities may not be changed, removed or reduced.
Literature and other teaching aids
Upplaga 1 : Lund : Studentlitteratur,  - 135 sidor ISBN:9789144121871 LIBRIS-ID:22451040 Library search