Syllabus for Ill Health and Promotion of Health for Women and Children from a National and Global Perspective

Ohälsa och främjande av hälsa för kvinnor och barn utifrån ett nationellt och globalt perspektiv

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 3PE128
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Medical Science G2F, Caring Sciences G2F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2015-11-04
  • Established by: The Board of the Nursing Programmes
  • Applies from: Autumn 2015
  • Entry requirements: Eligibility requirements for students in the nursing programme at Uppsala is 105 credits, see the study guide.
    For students in external nursing programmes 90 credits at basic level are required.
  • Responsible department: Department of Women's and Children's Health

Decisions and guidelines

Selectable program course, Nursing Programme, term 5, Uppsala University.
Independent course for other participants according to the eligibility requirement upon availability.
Consists of theoretical studies during study weeks 11-15.
The course is entirely IT- based.
The course will be given if required in English.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student should:

  • Analyse and evaluate events nationally and globally that is affecting health for children, women and families.
  • Analyse, evaluate and implement planning of nursing with perspective from scientific, ethical, national and global aspects, and human rights including the Convention of the Children's Rights.


Themes highlighted in a national and global perspective

  1. Children and young people's rights, gender/equality issues and its impact on health.
  2. Ill health and promotion of health in connection with childbirth and its impact on the child and the woman: maternity care, neonatal care, children's health, growth and nutrition.
  3. Physical and mental ill health and promoting health in children and adolescents: protective factors and risk factors, existential pain, children's vulnerability and needs.


Web lectures in each theme.
Work in groups of 5-7 students in each group.
Discussion on the student portal within each theme.
An assignment of writing a PM.
Review of a PM.
One seminar physical or by Adobe Connect.
Literature including policy documents and articles.
The student should have access to a computer with webcam and Internet connection with good performance.

Teaching takes place at full time for five weeks.
Study week 1-3: Web lectures that illustrate each theme from a national and global perspective in order to highlight similarities and differences. Participate in discussions by making entries in the Student portal's discussion forum.
Study week 4: Write a PM and prepare the seminar.
Study week 5: Review of PM. Participate in the seminar physically or via Adobe Connect.


Examination of the seminar performance, assignment of writing a PM and the review of a PM. Examination is done according to the guidelines of the nursing programme with a maximum of 5 times per student.

Reading list

Reading list

A revised version of the reading list is available.

Applies from: Spring 2015

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Borgfeldt, Christer Obstetrik och gynekologi

    4., [uppdaterade] uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2010

    Find in the library

  • Hallström, Inger; Lindberg, Tor Pediatrisk omvårdnad

    2. [utök. och uppdaterade] uppl.: Stockholm: Liber, 2015

    Find in the library

  • Albinsson, Eva Moëll, Christian; Gustafsson, Jan Pediatrik

    1. uppl.: Stockholm: Liber, 2011

    Find in the library

  • Pellmer, Kristina; Wramner, Bengt; Wramner, Håkan Grundläggande folkhälsovetenskap : Kristina Pellmer, Bengt Wramner, Håkan Wramner ; [foto: Håkan Wramner]

    3., kompletterade uppl.: Stockholm: Liber, 2012

    Find in the library

Reading list revisions

Last modified: 2022-04-26