Different views on health promotion in society


Health Care Sciences

Holder of subject:

Dr Helena Jeriček Klanšček, Assistant Professor

Education providers:

  • Dr Helena Jeriček Klanšček, Assistant Professor
  • Dr Simona Hvalič Touzery, Assistant Professor
  • Dr Jerneja Farkaš-Lainščak, Assistant Professor

Contact hours - lectures:


Contact hours - seminar:


Contact hours - exercises:


Individual student work:




Level of study:

Third cycle study program Health Care Sciences





Subject specific competences:


The student:

  • Critical judgement and understanding of different perspectives on health promotion
  • Critical thinking and evaluation of key challenges of health promotion in modern society

Mandatory  and recommended references:



Mandatory references:

  • Kickbush, I., Drager, N., Lister, G. & Told, M., eds., 2012. Global Health Diplomacy. New York: Springer.
  • World Health Organization, 2015. Health in All Policies - a training manual. Geneva: World Health Organization. 
  • WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2014. Smart Governance for Health and Wellbeing - the evidence. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe.
  • Kickbusch, I., 2015. The political determinants of health - ten years on. BMJ, 35.h81.
  • Ottersen, O.P., Dasgupta, J. &, Blouin, C., et al., 2014. The political origins of health inequity: prospects for change. Lancet, 383(9917), pp. 630-667.
  • Kemm, J., 2014. Health Promotion: Ideology, Discipline and Specialism. OUP Oxford.
  • EuroHealthNet & BzgA, 2012. Healthy and active ageing. Brussels: EuroHealthNet & BZgA. Available at:
  • Eriksson, A., 2011. Health promoting leadership: A study of the concept and critical conditions for implementation and evaluation: Doctoral thesis at the Nordic School of Public Health, Gotheburg. Available at:

Conditions for the inclusion in the study:


Assessment methods:

  • written paper and its oral presentation - 100%

Teaching methods:

Lectures: use of audiovisual equipment, virtual classroom. Targeted reading and work at home. Teamwork in the form of workshops. Pair, team and individual assignments. Seminar work.