Cardiac Psychology, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 3 October 2022

    End date: 6 November 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-43117 Application

    Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

    Registration: 29 August 2022 – 11 October 2022

Entry requirements: At least 90 hp in medicine, caring science or psychology.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 16,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 16,250

About the course

This course is a free-standing course that could also be elective for the nursing, physician, psychologist and physiotherapist programmes. The course can also serve as supplementary training for professionals in medicine, caring science, public health and psychology.

The course aims at increasing knowledge about psychosocial aspects of cardiovascular disease. The course content will cover causes for mental illness in cardiovascular disease and psychological treatments in this setting. Risk factor management is a major challenge for both primary and secondary prevention and it is, to a large extent, behavioural. Several models for how behaviour can be influenced will be discussed during the course. Some cardiac conditions have special behavioural challenges which will also be discussed in the course. Finally, inequalities when it comes to cardiac risk factors and cardiac rehabilitation, e.g. due to sex, socioeconomic status and mental health, will be covered in this course.

More information


Department of Women's and Children's Health

MTC-huset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, 1 tr 752 37 Uppsala

Akademiska sjukhuset, 751 85 UPPSALA