IØ8500 - Work and Health


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100

Course content

The course gives a survey of current research in the field work and health. Elements are literature research, research design, and scientific writing. The students will get a defined syllabus adjusted to the chosen PhD theme. The students shall use the achieved knowledge in elucidation of a SHE case of relevance.
The course is given when needed.

Learning outcome

The course position and function in the PhD program:
The intention of the course is to be a common course for all PhD students at IØT dealing with issues within the work and health field. The specific content of the course will be adapted to fit the students’ PhD projects and needs.

The course will provide an understanding of the forefront of knowledge in the field.
The course will provide knowledge and understanding of the thinking on the various factors related to work and health with a particular focus on factors relevant to the issues of the PhD project.
The course will provide knowledge to understand the content of the scientific literature in the field.
The course will provide knowledge of important theoretical approaches to the field.

The course will provide skills in formulating research questions and fix the limits of issues appropriate for the scope of an article.
The course will provide skills in finding scientific literature and applying this in one’s own research.
The course will provide practice in writing scientific articles in the field.

The course encourages critical thinking around established truths and “schools” in the field.
The course contributes to an awareness of the importance of ethical dilemmas at work research and management of work environment factors.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and guidance.
Compulsory: Report writing.

Compulsory assignments

  • Make a report

Required previous knowledge

Master degree or similiar in safety, health and environment

Course materials

Will be given at course start

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2018

Language of instruction: Norwegian


Subject area(s)
  • Work Environment
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Industrial Economics and Technology Management
Contact information
Course coordinator:
  • Kristin V Hirsch Svendsen

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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