Psychological perspectives on health (7.5 ECTS)

The course "Psychological perspectives on health" (PH007F1) provides knowledge about psychological perspectives on health. The aim is to link existing psychological domains (e. g. personality psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, and developmental psychology) to the health area and to provide an overview of specific health psychological theories.

Course dates

Autumn 2024, period A (September, 2nd - October, 2nd)

Course plan

Kursplan (på svenska, juridiskt dokument)

Course content

The doctoral student will, among other things, learn how to identify and explain relevant concepts in the health psychological domain and to analyse a public health problem with both a psychological and a health psychological theory. After the course the doctoral student will be able to apply a health psychological approach to a public health problem.

Course manager

Peter Wennberg


The schedule will be available at least one month before the course starts.

Course literature

The current literature list is valid from 2022.

Course Literature PH007F1 Autumn 2022 (189 Kb)

Please note that the literature can be changed up until two months before the course starts.

More information

This course is offered in collaboration with the Master’s programme in public health sciences: Societal and individual perspectives. The teaching occasions are to be attended jointly with the master students. You will find more information in the PH007F1 Education plan. All registered students will get access to the schedule and course material in Athena.


If you are interested in taking the course, please send an email to our study administrator



Further questions?

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Study administrator

Director of Studies, Doctoral level

Study administrator

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