Community Interventions

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 3FV186

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Public Health A1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Educational Board of Medicine, 12 December 2017
Responsible department
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

Entry requirements

180 credits

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should:

  • Be familiar with basic concepts in prevention and society based health promotion interventions
  • Understand theoretical models for behaviour change and social groups
  • Apply such models for planning of social interventions
  • Understand designs, research- and evaluation methods and thereby associated problems
  • Be able to design a society-based health promotion intervention based on relevant theoretical models and describe how such an intervention can be evaluated
  • Be familiar with some community intervention projects in different countries
  • Understand the key concepts in health economic evaluations and be able to apply them in practice
  • Be able to evaluate scientific studies in the field


The course covers concepts, theoretical models and practical applications in the area of initiation, implementation and evaluation of society based health promotion interventions. Theoretical behaviour- and social science models influencing life style and health in the population as well as intervention models for practical work will be addressed in the course. The course also covers methods for measurement of processes and impacts of health interventions in different social arenas. The role of media in social interventions is also discussed.


Lectures, seminars and group work with applications.


To successfully complete the course active participation in seminars and other compulsory exercises as well as passed result in oral and written examinations are required of the student.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.