Humans, health and society I
Study plans 2016-2017 - SPL1092 - 5 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The student:

  • has understanding of the field of psychology and knows the central perspectives in modern psychology
  • has understanding of group processes’ significance for learning and collaboration
  • is familiar with the psychological development of human beings
  • is familiar with theories of stress, crises and coping and connects these to concrete situations
  • is familiar with the main factors in personality psychology
  • explains the significance of social roles in human interaction and the impact this has on health and quality of life
  • accounts for culture as a framework of interpretation and culture-sensitive healthcare
  • demonstrates power and powerlessness as phenomena in both individual and societal perspectives
  • describes the welfare state as a context for public health and professional practice
  • uses social science concepts in a scientific way


  • Cognitive processes
  • Communication and interaction
  • Developmental and personality psychology
  • Health and coping
  • The welfare state
  • Cultural frames of interpretation
  • Power and powerlessness
  • Social roles and relations

Teaching Methods

Group works

Form(s) of Assessment

Home exam, 72 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

External examiner: 20% of the papers

Re-sit examination


Teaching Materials

Litteraturliste i Undervisningsplan studieenhet 1. Denne klar innen 1. juli.

Replacement course for

SPL1011, samfunnsvitenskapelig del

Additional information

When applications for the accreditation, transfer and recognition of courses from earlier cohorts or other institutions similar programs, each application is treated individually and applicants must be able to include such credits reduction by overlapping topics