RAD3040 - Relational welfare and well-being


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course contributes to in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge about capacity building in people, between people, in local communities and in the larger community. Relational Welfare entails that public, private and/or actors unite the public task by gaining knowledge and resources with each other. These perspectives often referred to as co-creation, mean that they can move from looking at sustainability and welfare as a public task, towards looking at it as a social task across sectors, organizations and actors. This is linked to governance and democracy in society, where relational welfare involves politicians being accountable for the well-being of citizens. The course will emphasize that relationships are key to success in the co-creation of services, citizenship and policy. The main emphasis of the course will be how to facilitate counselling processes so that the citizens live good and dignified lives in strong communities, across generations and social backgrounds. The course emphasizes knowledge and skills that counsellors can use to assist processes in collaboration with citizens, municipalities, academia, volunteers, businesses and other relevant actors to create relational welfare and well-being.

Learning outcome


The candidate ...

  • has in-depth knowledge of relational welfare and co-creation
  • has in-depth knowledge of well-being at the individual, group and community level
  • can analyse academic issues with the latest historical developments in the welfare state as well as its place in today's society


The candidate...

  • can analyse, assess and mobilise central actors for the integration of relational welfare and processes to create well-being for citizens
  • can use relevant relational approaches to facilitate co-creation processes
  • can work independently on relevant topics at both practical and theoretical levels

General competence:

The candidate...

  • has advanced counselling expertise that can help in the integration of relational welfare and well-being for citizens
  • can contribute with innovation processes in counselling aimed at welfare development and well-being, at the individual, group and community level

Learning methods and activities

The teaching methods and activities are dialogue-based and entail active participation from the candidates. The teaching entails that the candidates acquire theoretical knowledge and that they practice practical counselling skills.

Teaching consists of lectures and assignments. Check Blackboard at the start of the semester for more information on obligatory activities.

Compulsory assignments

  • 80 % approved attendance in lectures

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Students in the master’s programme in counselling will be prioritised.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2024-12-01

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Counselling
  • Social Studies
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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