Course name Sexual Health Promotion
Course date 22.05.2023 - 31.07.2023
Institution Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field Health and Wellbeing HUB
Teacher Riina Sahlman
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Bachelor

Queries related to enrolment practices
Enrolment period 13.03.2023 - 07.05.2023
Implementation plan
OPEN UAS Enrolment

Sexual Health Promotion

22.05.2023 - 31.07.2023

Course description


After this course you are able to consider sexuality in human lifecycle


ethical competence, health promotion competence, client competence in health and social care

Learning outcomes:

You understand the significance of sexuality in life, the versatility of sexuality and sexual health as part of the overall wellbeing of individuals and communities.

You can justify your attitudes, values and limits related to your own sexuality and you are able to comment on sexuality-related phenomena on societal, community and individual level.

You understand the meaning of supporting sexual health of individuals.


– Dimensions of sexuality

– Sexual health and sexual rights

– Values, norms, taboos and myths related to sexuality

– Sexual development

– Sexual versatility

– Love, relationship and human reproduction

– PLISSIT – model

– Sexuality throughout life

– Sexual harassment and violence and legislation on sexual crime

Assessment criteria

Pass / Fail

Course way of working and time table

E-learning: independent studying of the material, online discussions and tests, group assignment

Course info


  • WHO. 2016.Action Plan for Sexual and Reproductive Health Towards achieving the 2030. Agenda for Sustainable Development in Europe – leaving no one behind.
  • World Association of Sexology (WAS). 2014. Declaration of Sexual Rights.
  • WHO. 2010. Regional Office for Europe and BZgA Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe. A framework for policy makers, educational and health authorities and specialists.