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C84HCC Health Care Contexts
(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, Division of Rehabilitation & Ageing. 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:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module develops an appreciation of key issues in the interaction between patients and health care contexts. These include (a) communication in health care settings; (b) the impact of hospitalisation on adults / children; (c) preparation for stressful medical/ dental procedures; (d) giving bad news; (e) adherence to medical treatment.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 5 weeks1 per week4 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: 18 hours self-managed learning groups: 10 hours Personal study: 72 hours

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Exam 1 100 1 x 2 hours exam 

Dr H Buchanan

Education Aims:  This module aims to provide students with an understanding of key issues in the interaction between patients and health care contexts and the role of psychology in improving the nature of this interaction and of health outcomes.

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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