Student Health Care
The Student Health Care's task is to support you students during your time here at Mälardalen University. We are two counsellors and a health advisor who are available for you. We work preventively and with health-promotion, partly by individual talks and partly by different courses and lectures. Everything we offer is free of charge, we have a duty of confidentiality and we do not keep records.
Further down on the homepage you have the opportunity to book a new visit as well as courses and lectures. You can also get in touch with us by email and telephone.
1. Get up at the same time as though you were going to work or school. Perform your morning routines, breakfast, shower, get dressed etc.
- Make a ”work schedule”. Begin and end your day at the same time every day, preferably on a weekly basis. In your work schedule include lunch, breaks and walks as well as other everyday duties; also minimise distractions, such as messages etc.
- Do start the day with some energy-boosting activity, e.g. a short walk, SVT’s morning workout or perhaps stretch exercises.
- Log in to the programmes for which you are required to have material at hand, preferably 5–10 minutes before you start.
Create a useful workplace at home
1. For example use books/cartons or similar to get your screen at eye level when you’re sitting with your back straight with both feet on the floor. Do use a small cushion for your lower back to relieve this area.
- If you have the opportunity, use an external mouse and keyboard and learn to use keyboard shortcuts to reduce the use of the computer mouse or the touchpad, and also try to have some support for your forearms.
- Make a standing workplace with the help of an ironing board and a few books/cartons, by way of variation.
- Take regular breaks so that you can counteract the static working position.
- If you can, choose a special place in your home as your workplace; this is to make a clear difference between leisure time and work.
If you fall ill
At the Student Health Care there is no medical health care provided. If you fall ill you can contact the 1177 health care guide or your health care centre. Bear in mind that it’s important to register your illness with Försäkringskassan (Swedish Social Insurance Service) since it may affect your study loans. This mainly applies to Swedish citizens.
Insurance for students
As a student you are insured against accidents during your period of studies and also for travel between your home and campus. The insurance also provides cover when studying from home.
If you are an international student at MDU you might be covered by additional insurances also covering more situations. Please note that the insurance only provides a cover when you are studying in Sweden, not if you choose to leave the country while studying on distance.
As a student you should also have a household insurance. Most insurance companies have special rates for students. Contact different insurance companies for more information.
Test your lifestyle
Here you can anonymously test your lifestyle online. Once you have completed the test, you will receive a summary of the answers with tips and tools for support of change.