Interdisciplinary perspectives on work, stress, health and performance


Interdisciplinary perspectives on work, stress, health and performance
PhD course

PART I: 3.5 ECTs

Scope of the course
The concept of stress inherently span the macro-level, focusing on the organization of societies and public policies, to the micro-level, exploring psycho-physiological processes and mechanisms, and research advancing knowledge in this area should, therefore, be interdisciplinary. The general aim of the course is to bridge the existing gap between different disciplines by presenting and discussing interdisciplinary perspectives on work-related stress − its causes, and effects on health and performance. Drawing on the combined expertise of the research units involved in the Stockholm Stress Center Graduate School, the course offers a unique interdisciplinary learning environment for gaining in-depth understanding of stress in various work contexts

PART I: Course overview
An introductory workshop on stress is given on the first course day, where the concept of stress is introduced from an interdisciplinary perspective. The main part of the course is then given at the six research units within in the SSC Graduate School – the Division for Work and Organizational Psychology at Stockholm University, the Epidemiological unit and the Sleep unit at the Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, the Division of Psychology and the Division of Insurance Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, and Centre for Musculoskeletal Research at Gävle University. The research units offer one course day each. The course days will be including research presentations, a literature seminar, and a seminar discussing the overall relations between the different research fields and their connection to the notion of stress.
For details, please see the course homepage for part I at the Stockholm Stress Center!

PART II: Course overview
After completion of part I, the course can be cotinued with a second part that focuses on a written assignment where each student shall discuss and critically reflect upon the relationship between interdisciplinary perspectives on work, stress, health and performance, and an individually chosen research question. This research question should preferably be aligned with the topic of the PhD student’s own research.
For details, please see the course homepage for part II at the Stockholm Stress Center!

For whom?
For PhD students pursuing a PhD thesis within social sciences including public health. Plase note: Part II is a continuation of Part I, and in order to be eligible for Part II, the doctoral student must have completed Part I of the course.

Course dates
Part I: March 21th – May 2nd 2018,
Part II: May 2nd 2018 – June 12th 2018

How to apply
Sign up via email to SSC graduate school coordinator Claudia Bernhard-Oettel as soon as possible and no later than 31st January  2018. Note that the number of participants will be limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have questions
you are welcome to contact the SSC graduate school coordinator
Claudia Bernhard-Oettel
You can also contact the responsible course leaders
Erik Berntson and Lena Låstad

Best regards!
Claudia Bernhard-Oettel

Coordinators for the Stockholm Stress Center Interdisciplinary Graduate School on Work, Stress, Health and Performance


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