Welcome to the course Existential dimensions of health / Hälsans existentiella dimensioner 15 cr (distance)

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: 2 January - 15 January.

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

RVA004 23217

Study period and pace

This course is a full-time course given between weeks


Syllabus and reading list

Find your syllabus and reading list


Find your timetable

Course co-ordinator

Ann-Kristin Eriksson

026- 648425

Questions about registration and admission

Very welcome to the course Existential Dimensions of Health, 15 cr!

The course is on advanced level. It is an internetbased distance course with 100 % study pace. The studies are based on individual responsibility, active search for knowledge, critical approach and reflection.
The lectures will be given via the distance tool Zoom. If you are not familiar with Zoom, more information can be found here
A zoom link for our meetings will be presented on Canvas, our learning platform.
The course examinations are in form of written examinations, critical reading of a fellow students assignment as well as an oral presentation. The course starts week 3, January 19, 2023 at 10:15-12 with a course introduction via Zoom. We also meet February 16 at 10:15-12 and March 23 at 10.15-12.00.

We have no meetings on Campus but use the learning plattform Canvas for communication. That includes handing in assignments and assessments. On Canvas you will find important documents, like the curriculum and the course literature list, and the study guidance which will guide you through the whole course. If you are not familiar with Canvas it is a good idea to look at the information you can find here
Once again, very welcome!

Ann-Kristin Mimmi Eriksson

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

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  • Library

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  • Residence permit
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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

Student Support

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Tuition fees

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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.

Published by: Patrik Möllhagen Page responsible: Maria Strand Updated: 2022-12-13
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