Nature and Adventure
Urbanization is emerging as one of the most important global health issues of the 21st century, with cities becoming epicenters for chronic, non-communicable physical and mental health conditions. There is growing recognition of the crucial rol of forests and other green spaces adressing this public health care challenge, with over 40 years of research showing that experiences of nature are linked to a remarkable breadth of positive health outcomes: improved physical health and mental well-being, greater social well-being and promotion of positive health behavior.
Still too often we don’t recognize the effect of nature and evironment on us. When working with clients we should be able to support them to manage everyday activities in their natural environment. This course will teach a mindset of using nature with our clients and to find out more about our own relation towards the environment and life that surrounds us. Making us realise the importance of environments and meaningful experiences for our clients and use them as a part of our work as health and social care professional.
Blended learning, partly online and an intensive part in the middle of nowhere (woods in Northern-Finland). Learning is based on teamwork and learning by doing
Time and venue
Preparatory work in face-to-face education or distance learning, starting April 20th 2021 (student decides how to participate). Intensive part in Oulu and woods, Finland, May 25th – 30th 2021.
BA and MA students from healthcare professions, social work/care.
240 € (students of OAMK € 50)
Fee includes teaching, teaching materials, food and accomodation (in tents) from May 26th – 30th, travelling from Oulu to campsite and back.
Not included: flights to Oulu and back, accomodation in Oulu on May 25th
Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Registration until mid February and confirmation by the end of February
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