Scientific perspectives of public health and health promotion


Health Care Sciences

Holder of subject:

Dr Helena Jeriček Klanšček, Assistant Professor


Education providers:

  • Dr Helena Jeriček Klanšček, Assistant Professor

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Individual student work:




Level of study:

Third cycle study program Health Care Sciences





Subject specific competences:


The student:

  • Critical judgement of contemporary literature in the field of public health and health promotion
  • Critical thinking and evaluation of key challenges in the field of public health and health promotion

Mandatory  and recommended references:






Mandatory references:

  • Kickbusch, I., 2016. Global health governance challenges 2016 – are we ready? Int J Health Policy Manag, 5, pp. 1-5.   doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2016.27
  • Ottersen, O.P., Dasgupta, J. & Blouin, C., et al., 2014. The political origins of health inequity: prospects for change. Lance, 383(9917), pp. 630-667.
  • Lang, T. & Rayner, G., 2015. Beyond the Golden Era of public health: charting a path from sanitarianism to ecological public health. Public Health, 129(10), pp. 369-1382. Available at: doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2015.07.042
  • Kemm, J., 2014. Health Promotion: Ideology, Discipline, and Specialism. OUP Oxford.
  • World Health Organization, 2015. Self-assessment tool  ort he evaluation of essential public health operations in the WHO European Region (2015). World Health Organization. 
  • Theodore, H., Tulchinsky, E.A., 2014. The New Public Health. Academic Press.

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.