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Stress, recovery, and health

This course provides knowledge about psychological and biological processes with respect to stress, recovery, and health.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2021

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - courses

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.

Registration – before the 23rd of August

To keep your place, you need to register to the course in Ladok. The online registration is open between the 9th of August to the 23rd of August.

Please follow the Checklist for admitted students (information listed above).


We use the learning platform Athena for sharing information on lectures, literature etc. You will get access to Athena after registration, and you log in by using your student account:
To Athena


We use the e-meeting service Zoom to meet and communicate online.
Instructions on how to install Zoom

Studying with a disability

As an enrolled student with a documented disability you can apply for special pedagogical support in connection to your studies. Student support at SU

If you have any questions, please turn to Study counsellor Anna Nyström,

Further questions

If you have further questions, please email


Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

Find your way on campus

Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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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

  • Course structure

    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.

    Teaching format

    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.

    Course managers

    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

  • Schedule

    The 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 literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Study counsellor
    Study administrator
    Coordinator, master's programme
    Director of Studies, Basic and advanced levels