Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Restricted to students registered on the MSc/PGDip Psychology and Health or other postgraduate degrees in the Institute of Work, Health and Organisations as required or with the permission of the HOS. 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.
|Spring||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Prerequisites: Degree in Psychology and graduate basis for registration (GBR) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Theories in health psychology (l)
Summary of Content: This module seeks to develop an understanding of (a) the body's physical systems, (b) what happens when things go wrong and (c) psychoneuroimmunology
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||6 weeks||1 per week||4 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||100||1 x 2 hour exam|
Professor K Vedhara
Education Aims: This module assists students to broaden their understanding of the bodies physical systems, such as respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, digestive and the immune system. Adherence of these systems develops the student's understanding of the psychological and physical systems through to the understanding of Psychoneuroimmunology and the immune system. Objectives on completion of this module, students should be able to: Describe existing theories of the perception of risk and decision making. Understand and discuss the role of control in health and illness. Illustrate this knowledge with reference to key topics in the health and occupational literature.
Learning Outcomes: Transferable skills include. Cognitive skills: problem solving and reasoning, analysis and synthesis of information, independence of thought, critical evaluation, self evaluation, independent learning. Professional skills; teamwork, oral communication and written communication and presentation, management of time. Technical skills. Expanding knowledge of literature basis using library and internet based facilities. Enhancing self-learning through the use of the institute's portal (virtual module sessions).
Offering School: Medicine
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