The Centre for Co-production deliver a course on Co-production in health and welfare, which is given by the School of Health and Welfare at Jönköping University as a 7.5 credits course at masters level. 

The course is given in English, is held entirely online via the web platform Canvas and the students are welcome from all over the world. The course is part of a master's degree in occupational therapy or a master's degree in quality improvement and leadership in health and welfare as well as being offered as an independent course.

Our Co-production in Health and Welfare course has been co-designed with patients, service users, health professionals and students. This course is delivered online and adopts a flexible approach to learning.

The course aims to introduce the topic of co-production for those new to concept whilst also providing an opportunity for experienced students to explore more advanced elements.

Students may be practitioners, patients or both and their reflection in practice may incorporate multiple perspectives.

Read more about the course here

What students say about the course:

"I appreciate flexibility of this course. To me, it takes some stress away and allows to accomplish assignments due exact dates more easily.”

“I cannot give any suggestion or advise of how to make the instructions on the course structure better because in my opinion, the instructions were very clear. I liked very much that the teacher was giving also examples of how we should do the assignment. To be honest, it was the first course so far, that made me highly satisfied with instructions/descriptions on the assignments.”

“I liked the combination of video lectures, group discussions and individual assignments. Especially the group discussion assignments were very valuable for gaining a broader understanding of the topic. I also liked the fact that the course was co-designed and student concerns were always addressed immediately. I have not experienced this in another course to this extent.”

“Each assignment I was doing in this course was really powerful to me. I found it useful and beneficial in my profession working as an occupational therapist.”

“Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in this amazing course!”

We will be accepting applications for our next autumn course in April 2021.

If you would like to receive more information about this course, please contact Daniel Masterson (

Course Literature

Brandsen, T., Steen, T., & Verschuere, B. (2018). Co-production and Co-creation. Engaging Citizens in Public Services. New York: Routledge.

Additional literature is provided and recommended reading is provided in Canvas.