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Health Psychology


Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Contact: Dr Emily Hannon
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces an area of special interest to applied psychologists - namely, psychology as applied to health and medicine. The module covers the central models and evidence base concerning the relationship of psychological processes to health maintenance, treatment adherence, professionalpatient interactions, stress and immune system function. Topics covered by this module include models of health behaviour and their explanatory power; psychology & health promotion; adherence to treatment, health professional and patient interactions; research methods in health psychology; psychological issues in clinical trial design; personality, health and lifestyle; psychoneuroimmunology; cardiovascular disease; sexual health behaviours; and coping with chronic & terminal conditions.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 5

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