Stress, recovery, and health
7.5 credits cr.
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This course provides knowledge about psychological and biological processes with respect to stress, recovery, and health.
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Welcome to the Department of Public Health Sciences. We wish to share some important information with you.
Due to the current situation with the corona pandemic, all teaching at the Department of Public Health Sciences will be held online during the 1st period of the fall term 2021, from the 30th of August until the 31st of October (study part A and B, week 35 to 43). We are not yet sure if it will be possible to meet on campus in November. A decision on this will be made in September, and we will send out information on this as soon as we can.
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The aim is to provide basic knowledge of theories, models, and concepts within the area of stress and health. After the course, the students will know how stress and health are interrelated at all levels (from the cell via the individual to the society). The course covers the following topics:
- Psychosocial/socioeconomic factors, stress and health
- Physiological and psychological stress reactions
- Stress and the nervous system
- Stress and the immune system
- Individual differences in stress
- Stress at work
- Coping with stress
- Sleep(loss), stress and health
For detailde informatuon, please see the course description: PH17A0 Course description 2021 (371 Kb)
More information will also be distrubuted to all registered students through Athena.
The teaching will consist of lectures and seminars. Participation in the lectures and seminars is mandatory. In case of absence, the student wil be given compensatory assignments.
The course will be taught in English.
Wessel van Leeuven and Loretta Platts
The course is eaxmined through an individally written take-home exam, a classroom exam, as well as actice participation in the seminars and attendance at lectures.
The examination will be in English.
For more information on the examination, the grading system and criteria, please see the course description (above under Course structure).
If the student has a certificate from Stockholm University which recommends special pedagogical support, the examiner has the right offer the student alternative forms of examination.
Ylva B. Almquist
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Due to the current situation with the corona virus, all teaching at the Department of Public Health Sciences will be held online for the first period of the Autumn term, until October 31st.
The schedule for this course will be presented to all registered students in Athena.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
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