Empowerment in contemporary health promotion

Graduate Programme in Public Health

PhD course: Community participation and empowerment in contemporary health promotion.

National Institute of Public Health,
University of Southern Denmark,
Øster Farimagsgade 5 A
DK-1353 Copenhagen K,

WHO, Regional Office for Europe

UN City
Marmorvej 51
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø

Aim and contents
The course provides a theoretical foundation to empowerment and its practical application and evaluation in health promotion and public health programs.

The participants will benefit from a thorough understanding of how to apply empowerment and participatory approaches in health promotion and public health programs.

Students enrolling in the course are to do a presentation based on their own PhD project. A prerequisite for participation in the course is therefore that students’ PhD projects are based on empowerment, community centered approaches or that use participatory methods.

The course is organized around student’s presentations including a series of lectures by health promotion/empowerment experts and subsequent discussions.

Course leaders:
Glenn Laverack (Honorary professor, Health Promotion, University of Southern Denmark, Eva Ladekjær Larsen, associate professor, University of Southern Denmark.

Enrollment and further information:
The Graduate Programme in Public Health, University of Southern Denmark:

Or course leader Eva Ladekjær Larsen:


Max number of Phd students: 24 students, Course language: English,

ECTS : 5

Course Fee:
The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled in Universities that have joined the "Open market agreement". 
For other participants there is a course fee of DKK 7566,-

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