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Content and learning outcomes
Definitions of health, well-being and sustainability
- How leadership affects health and sustainability
- Research based approaches to systematic work environment management
- Examples of leadership interventions and change management that contribute to employee health, well-being, productivity and sustainable work for the individual, as well as for the organization.
The course is given as a distance course with video lectures and mandatory web-seminars that require active participation. The course includes own literature studies and assignments to hand in before and after seminars. Oral presentations of course assignments as well as peer review of other students’ assignments are also included.
Intended learning outcomes
The students shall after their studies be able to:
- analyze and reflect on how leadership impacts employee health and sustainable work.
- analyze and reflect on employee health from a system perspective
- analyze and reflect over how work organizations can implement systematic work with work environment management
Literature and preparations
Exam of at least 120 p from Swedish university or corresponding exam from another country within one of the fields health science, engineering or social/behavioral sciences or another relevant exam. Alternatively, at least two years of work life experiences of work environment related questions as a manager or as a specialist in, for examples, HR or Occupational health services.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- RED1 - Assignments, seminars, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- RED2 - Report, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
The final grade is set according to the grading scale A-F. The final grade is a summation of the different course parts and is put based on a shown progression of fulfilling the course goals during the course.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web CH201V
Main field of study
The target group for this course are persons who are not program students at KTH.