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.
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Prerequisites: Degree in psychology and graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
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:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||5 weeks||1 per week||3 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|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.
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding:
Professional practical skills
Offering School: Medicine
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