Health Promoting Outdoor Environments
The course consists of four main blocks including a number of compulsory online elements see information below from course leader.
Information from the course leader
Hi all, I have now added a new version of the schedule. There were a couple of misstakes in the old one. Please note that the course meetings are planned as follows:
Course meeting 1 – Zoom: January 19-21
Course meeting 2 – Zoom: March 7-9
Group meeting at project place: March 21-23
Course meeting 3 – Zoom: May 18-20
The zoomlink has been sent to you by e-mail. You also find it in the schedule at Canvas.
See you at 13.00, January 19th! Anna
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Academic year 2021/2022
2022-01-17 - 2022-06-05
MP0008 Health Promoting Outdoor Environments, 15.0 CreditsHälsofrämjande utomhusmiljöer
SubjectsLandscape Architecture Environmental Psychology
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements(A1F)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 120 credits at first cycle and 15 credits at advanced cycle and English 6
ObjectivesThe aim of the course is to generate competence to understand, investigate, and develop health promoting environments relating to different user groups’ specific needs as well as to people’s general needs.
After completion of the course, the student will be able to:
• describe and discuss the outdoor environment as a potential health promoting resource for different user groups as well as for people in general
• investigate and analyse private and public outdoor spaces in relation to different user groups’ specific needs as well as to people’s general needs
• relate evidence based research and evidence based design to development of health promoting environments
• describe and discuss participatory research methods in relation to the development of health promoting environments
• form programs (i.e. statement of requirements) for the development of health promoting environments
• present the above described knowledge in writing as well as verbally, with the help of visual aid
ContentThe course is divided into three steps. In step one, literature review, the students identify relevant aspects of health promoting environments for different user groups and for people in general and compile useful literature. This is reported in a written literature review. In step two, different ways of investigating and analysing outdoor spaces in relation to different user groups’ specific needs as well as to people’s general needs are identified and/or developed and tried out. This is reported orally in seminars and in written reports. In step three different strategies to form programs for health promoting environments are developed and compared. This step is also reported orally in seminars and in written reports. The course consists of lectures, exercises (compulsory), assignments (compulsory), seminars (compulsory), and study visits (compulsory).
The course combines mandatory online meetings with tasks carried out independently and in groups.
Formats and requirements for examinationParticipation in compulsory elements. Approved participation in seminars. Successful completion of exercises.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
Additional informationThe course is given as a distance course, with mandatory online meetings, at 50% speed. Basic skills in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Human Geography, Pedagogy, or Psychology are recommended.
Department of People and Society
- Literature list [Literature list] (https://slunik.slu.se/kursfiler/MP0008/30257.2122/Literature_list_MP0008_2022.pdf)