FHV313 Psychosocial Factors and Health

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Camilla Martha Ihlebæk

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Limits of class size:.None

Course frequency:Annually.

Nominal workload:Totally 250 hours. Workshops: 3 gatherings of 3-4 days = 50 hours. Preparation and following up work of the workshops including e-learning, self study and exam: 200 hours.

Teaching and exam period:This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.

About this course

The course provides an introduction into social and psychological factors and mechanisms that influences health, such stress and coping, psychosocial factors in work, subjective health complaints, marginalisation and sick leave, social support, and social capital.

Learning outcome

After finishing the course the student should be able to understand the complex connection between psychosocial factors and health. The student should be able to use relevant tools in order to map and measure psychological- and social factors.
  • Lectures, seminars, discussions, e-learning and self-study.
  • Teachers are available at the workshops and through Canvas. All litterature will be available in CANVAS.
  • FHV330
  • An individual oral exam up to 1/2 hour, counts 100 %. A-F

  • An external examiner approves the evaluation system and participates in the oral exam.
  • None
  • The subject is based on intensive workshops.3 workshops (lectures and seminars).
  • Complete overlap with the course FMI313
  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse).