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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.

Register on your course!

Period for course registration in Ladok: 14–27 August.

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.

Course information

Course information
Course and application code


13216 Master,

13230 freestanding course

Study period and pace

This course is given at a full-time pace between week 35-44.

Syllabus and reading list

Find your syllabus and reading list


Find your timetable

Course co-ordinator

Ann-Kristin Eriksson


Telephone: 0046 26 648425

Questions about registration and admission


The course is a internet-based distance course with 100 % study-pace The studies are based on individual responsibility, active search for knowledge, critical approach and reflection.

The lectures as well as the seminars will be given via the distance tool Zoom. The course examinations are in form of written examinations, oral presentations and seminar examinations.

The lectures are live but will also be recorded and uploaded on Canvas.

We have no meetings on Campus and use the learning platform Canvas for communication. That includes handing in assignments and assessments. On Canvas you will find important documents, like the detailed timetable, curriculum and the course literature-list, and above all the study guidance which will guide you through the whole course.

For you who are English speaking, the Swedish literature can be replaced.
The following books and sites are suggested:
• The handbook of health promotion: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK222839/?term=The %20handbook%20 of%20health%20promotion
• The handbook of salutogenesis: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK435831/?term=The %20handbook%20 of%20health%20promotion
• Frishammar, Johan & Ericson, Åsa (red.) (2018). Addressing societal challenges [Elektronics 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 EthicsAnimals, Environment, Gmos, Digital Media: https://www.bokus.com/bok/9781601030993/responsible-living
• Stables, Kay. & Keirl, Steve. (2015). Environment, Ethics and Cultures: Design and Technology Education’s Contribution to Sustainable Global Futures. Rotterdam: SensePublishers.

The course is given by the Faculty of Education and Business Studies.

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.

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 studentsupport@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: Satu Moberg Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2023-08-22
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)