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C84CPH Context & Perspectives in Health Psychology
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Restricted to students registered on the MSc Health Psychology There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice.

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: Degree in psychology and graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module seeks to develop an appreciation of (a) historical & current perspectives in health psychology, (b) the role of the health psychologist and associated professional issues, (c) current perspectives in European and international health psychology and an awareness of related disciplines, e.g. behavioural medicine and (d) the impact of gender, social and cultural factors on health and illness.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 5 weeks1 per week3 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
Contact time - 9 sessions Self Managed Learning Groups - 10 hours Personal Study 72 hours

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 100 1 x 3,000 Word Essay 

Dr H Buchanan

Education Aims:  This modules aims to provide students with a broad knowledge of the history and development of health psychology including current professional issues. The module also aims to provide an understanding of the impact of gender, social and cultural factors on health and illness.

Learning Outcomes:  

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding:

Intellectual Skills:

Professional practical skills

Transferable Skills:

Offering School:  Medicine

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