Course syllabus

Människan i extrema miljöer
Human in Extreme Environments

MAMF35, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2020-03-30

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Elective for: BME4-br
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


Provide basic knowledge about the effects on human wellbeing, health and performance associated with exposure to environmental extremes.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course provides knowledge and understanding within chosen topics related to human physiology and the influence of the physical environment on human well-being, health and performance. The topics contain the following

The theoretical part of the course will be complemented by lab exercises, such as exposure to heavy work, cold and hot environments, and group/project work.


Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Orally and in writing: Laboratory exercises, group and project work, and written examination. Compulsory lectures, group and project work and laboratory excercises.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: TFRC70

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Chuansi Gao,
Course administrator: Lena Leveen,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course provides knowledge on the effect of the external environment on human, especially related to physical work capacity (max and sub-max VO2 uptake) heat and cold, cold water and diving, hypoxic environments, space, and methods for related risk assessment, prevention and protection.