30 international students here for intensive course in health and working life

Jun 08, 2012 | Student

Earlier this week MDH hosted an international visit by over 30 students and 10 teachers from three universities in Finland and Germany. They were here for an intensive course, “Shift It”, which deals with health-promotion in working life.

The intensive course “Shaping Healthy Work in Future - Shift It” will run for two weeks at MDH – one week in Eskilstuna and the other in Västerås. There the students will learn about the latest current research in occupational health psychology regarding the design, implementation, follow-up and evaluation of practical actions and programmes.

- During the course the students will go to lectures and do practical group work assignments. They will also visit Volvo CE in Eskilstuna, where they will be able to see, among other things, how they work with health-promoting measures, says the course coordinator Eric Hansen at Mälardalen University.

 - Apart from students, teachers will be coming as well. We will be having lectures by several well-known working life researchers such as Gisela Mohr in stress and working life and Ulla Kinnunen in the relationship between working life and family life, says Kerstin Isaksson, Professor of Psychology at Mälardalen University.