Course syllabus

Människan i extrema miljöer
Human in Extreme Environments

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

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2023-04-18

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Elective for: BME4-bdr, R4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The general aim of the course is to provide basic and in-depth knowledge about the effects on human wellbeing, health and performance associated with exposure to environmental extremes, as well as related prevention and protection. The aim is related to the challenges in UN sustainable goals, particularly goal 3: good health and well-being; goal 8: decent work and economic growth; goal 13: climate action.

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 of the physical environment on human well-being, health and performance. The topics contain the following

The theoretical parts of the course are supplemented with a small project in a group and three laboratory exercises: 1) maximum/sub-maximum oxygen uptake capacity test (VO2 uptake), 2) exercise in a warm environment, 3) exercise in a cold environment.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: The examination includes participation in three laboratory exercises in groups, oral and written presentation of project work in groups, as well as an individual written exam.

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, high altitude and hypoxic environments, outer space, survival and methods for related risk assessment, prevention and protection.