Course name Psychosocial and Physical Wellbeing
Course date 05.09.2024 - 03.11.2024
Institution Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field Health and Wellbeing HUB
Teacher Johanna Leskelä
Available for open UAS No
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 20.05.2024 - 26.05.2024
Implementation plan

Psychosocial and Physical Wellbeing

05.09.2024 - 03.11.2024

Course description

The student is able to – Understand the factors affecting humans’ overall wellbeing – Identify the factors of wellbeing in oneself, in the environment and in everyday life situations – Understand and evaluate different ways of promoting health and wellbeing

Contents of the study unit are: Module 1. Theories and concepts on wellbeing Module 2. Every day life wellbeing in practise Module 3. Promoting overall wellbeing in a community



The study unit corresponds to the requirements of Bachelor’s level education.

Assessment criteria

Study unit will be evaluated grades 1-5.

Course way of working and time table

Interactive online implementation:

The study unit is conducted online and does not require attendance on campus. The study unit includes scheduled teaching or guidance online, which are partly recorded (and can be viewed on Canvas afterwards). The study unit includes working in pairs or groups. The study unit requires active participation and commitment to interactive studying. You will receive individual feedback for assignments from the teacher, and working life or peer feedback may also be utilized.

Zoom meetings


  • Thu 5.9.2024 9-11 a.m. Orientation to the Study Unit (Zoom)
  • Thu 19.9.2024 9-11 a.m. Questions and Answers (Zoom)
  • Thu 3.10.2024 9-11 a.m. Questions and Answers (Zoom)

Retakes until 3.11.2024

Course info

You can find all digital study materials in Canvas.

  • Carter, S. & Andersen, C. XXX Theoretical Conceptualisations of Wellbeing. Theoretical Conceptualisations of Wellbeing – Wellbeing in Educational Contexts (pressbooks.pub)
  • Lijadi, A.A. 2018. Theoretical Foundations to outline Human Well-being: Meta analytic Literature Review for defining Empowered Life Years. https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/154836531.pdf
  • Moorhouse, Plant & Houlden 2020. The philosophy of wellbeing. Happier Lives Institute. https://www.happierlivesinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/The-philosophy-of-wellbeing.pdf
  • Ryan, R. M., & Deci, E. L. (2001). On happiness and human potentials: A review of research on hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. Annual Review of Psychology, 52(1), 141-166. Happiness and Human Potentials.pdf