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Work Environment and Stress 7.5 credits

Arbetsmiljö och stress
First cycle, M0021H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 2 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Medical Science
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
The student should, on completion of the course, be able to:
  1. Describe physiological processes during stress
  2. Describe how people are influenced by psychosocial and stress-related factors
  3. Explain the relationship between private life, work, society and stress
  4. Suggest and implement appropriate strategies for stress management at the individual, group, and organisation levels

  • Central concepts in stress theory
  • Physical, mental and emotional stress reactions
  • Strategies for stress management at the individual, group and organisation levels

The studies are based on active individual work that includes literature studies, individual assignments and several group assignments. An active participation in the course is therefore necessary. The course is also given as a module in the health guidance programme. The program has a consistent pedagogical strategy that stimulates an active learning where team development, career planning and the creation of a personal portfolio are recurrent elements in the courses. The group work aims to develop skills that can only be trained through interaction and the sharing of experience with others.

The course objectives are examined according to the following: Objectives 1-4 individual and group written assignments. Grading criteria for pass and pass with distinction are described in the study guide

The education is organised as distance learning with a slower study tempo. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas.

Transition terms
Replaces HMV603.

Jimmy Ingemansson

Transition terms
The course M0021H is equal to HMV603

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Risberg, A., Risberg, D. & Risberg, C. ( senaste versionen) Stress, prestation och återhämtning. Örnsköldsvik: Bokförlaget Kunskap till Hälsa. ISBN: 13 978 91 982815-0-7.
Toomingas, A., Mathiassen, S.E. & Wigaeus Tornqvist, E. (red.) (senaste versionen). Arbetslivsfysiologi. (1. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur. 978-91-44-04626-6
Wheelan, S.A. (senaste versionen). Att skapa effektiva team: en handledning för ledare och medlemmar. (senaste upplagan) Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Scientific articles will be added.

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Individual/group assignmentsU G VG *7.50MandatoryA07

Syllabus established
by 15 May 2007

Last revised
by 19 Aug 2020