Welcome to the course Future Environment, Health and Work 15cr! / Framtidens miljö, hälsa och arbetsliv 15 hp.

On this page you will find information about your course, course registration and more. Here you will also find your course syllabus and the course timetable.

Course information

This course is a full-time course given between weeks 35-44.

Course information
Name of course

Future Enviroment, Health and Work / Framtidens miljö, hälsa och arbetsliv 15 hp

Course code


Application code

13204 Master, 13223 fristående


Faculty of Education and Business Studies

Course co-ordinator

Ann-Kristin Eriksson


Telephone: 0046 26 648425

Course administration

Monika Karlsson


Register on your course!

In order to register on your course, you first need to create a user account. Read more about how to activate your user account in our guide, "Five steps to get started".

If you do not register on time, you will lose your place on the course. Please contact your course administrator before the end of the registration period if you are experiencing problems with course registration.

If you are conditionally admitted you are not able to register on the course yourself.

Period for course registration: 16 August - 29 August

About the course

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Reading list

Course organisation and communication

Course organisation

Welcome to the course Future Environment, Health and Work!
The course will start on August 31 at 10.15-12.00 on Zoom with call for registration and course introduction. The following dates are September 28 and November 2 at 10:15-12:00 on Zoom.

Due to the low number of students on this course, it is to be accomplished in the form of self-studies. The examination of module 1 and 2 goes hand in hand: all literature is read during the first part of the course and is then applied in a project work during the second part of the course.
The following books and sites are suggested as relevant instead of the Swedish books above, but you may also suggest titles and articles and we will together see what will be suitable for you.

- Stables, Kay. & Keirl, Steve. (2015). Environment, Ethics and Cultures: Design and Technology Education’s Contribution to Sustainable Global Futures. Rotterdam: SensePublishers

- The handbook of health promotion: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK222839/?term=The%20handbook%20of%20health%20promotion

- The handbook of salutogenesis: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK435831/?term=The%20handbook%20of%20health%20promotion

- Frishammar, Johan & Ericson, Åsa (red.) (2018). Addressing societal challenges [Electronic resource]. Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet. Available on Internet: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67799

- Ron Epstein (2018) Responsible Living. Explorations in Applied Buddhist Ethics-Animals, Environment, Gmos, Digital Media: https://www.bokus.com/bok/9781601030993/responsible-living/


We use a learning platform called Canvas for communication and there you will find the study guidance, a detailed schedule, assignments, articles and more. Our meetings will be held on Zoom and the link will be presented before the course start on Canvas.
It you have any questions you are welcome to contact me as the course leader at aer@hig.se
Now I wish you a nice summer and look forward to seeing you in August! Best wishes/Ann-Kristin “Mimmi” Eriksson

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Written exams

Written exams

Registration for exams, including re-takes, is mandatory. You can register for exams via Ladok. You need to register at least ten days before the exam date. If you didn't register in time, you can not take your exam. No exceptions are made from this rule, we do not accept registrations when the deadline is passed.

If you are a distance study student and want to take your exam off-campus, you need to apply to do so at least three weeks prior to the exam date.

Course evaluation

Course evaluation

After your course has finished you will be sent a web-based course evaluation questionnaire via e-mail. Your participation in the course evaluation is very valuable to us and your comments will help improve and develop the course further. All students registered on the course will receive a report of the course evaluation with all comments compiled.

Service and Support


You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival. The University of Gävle does not provide any student accommodation.

Free Microsoft Office

As a student at the University of Gävle you have the opportunity to install
Microsoft Office on up to five computers. The Office package includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Onenote.

  • Library

The library is located in the middle of campus and is open to everybody. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.

  • Residence permit
    • If you are a non-EU citizen you need to apply for a residence permit. Start the process of applying for a residence permit as soon as possible. This can be a slow process and take several months. It is therefore good to get started as soon as possible!

Student Centre

At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff that can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You will also find a café in this area and TV displays showing current information and the daily timetabling. If you have any study-related questions, you can contact the Student Centre at studentcentrum@hig.se

Student Support

  • Sometimes you need help to manage your studies and student life. At the University of Gävle we have several support functions to help you deal with various study-related situations, such as, for example, study guidance counselling, student health and welfare, and support for disabled students.

Tuition fees

  • If you have any questions about tuition fees, please find more information in our FAQ.

Web meetings with Zoom

  • Zoom are a services for web meetings at the University of Gävle. You usually need a webcam and headset with a microphone.
  • Web meetings with Zoom

Wireless network (wifi)

Eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) gives you access to the Internet when you are staying on the University campus. It also provides internet access at other universities and colleges that are connected to eduroam. Eduroam also works at many airports, railway stations and hotels.

Publicerad av: Liselotte Laurila Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2021-07-07
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