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MP0008

Health Promoting Outdoor Environments

This is a blended learning course, i.e. it is basically a distance course, but has mandatory campus meetings.

The 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).

This year the course is entirely online (via Zoom and Canvas) and there will be no campus teaching.
The course consists of four main blocks including a number of compulsory online elements:

January 19 – 21, 2022
March 7 – 9
March 21 – 23 (own work)
May 18 – 20

(For more details see schedule)

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MP0008 Health Promoting Outdoor Environments, 15.0 Credits

Hälsofrämjande utomhusmiljöer

Syllabus approved

2020-12-03

Subjects

Landscape Architecture Environmental Psychology

Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, other second-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to 120 credits at first cycle and 15 credits at advanced cycle and English 6

Objectives

The 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

Content

The 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 Campus meetings with tasks carried out independently and in groups.

Formats and requirements for examination

Participation 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.

Other information

  • 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 information

The course is given as a distance course, with mandatory Campus meetings, at 50% speed.
Basic skills in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Human Geography, Pedagogy, or Psychology are recommended.

Responsible department

Department of People and Society

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: LK0262
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Outdoor Environments for Health and Well-being - Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 27500 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture Environmental Psychology
Course code: MP0008 Application code: SLU-30257 Distance course: Yes Language: English Responsible department: Department of People and Society Pace: 50%