Fall 2019 - PSYC 365 D100

Health Psychology (3)

Class Number: 9893

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SWH 10041, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 12, 2019
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Explores applications of psychological principles to health and health care. The development of the field of health psychology is traced and major topics introduced. Topics include health promotion, the hospital experience, communication in medical settings, coping with serious illness, psychoneuroimmunology, and field-specific methodology.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course explores applications of psychological principles to health and health care. The development of the field of health psychology is traced and major topics introduced. Topics include health promotion, stress and coping, the hospital experience, communication in medical settings, coping with chronic illness, health and physical activity, psychoneuroimmunology, and field-specific methodology.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of health psychology. This will be done through an emphasis on the Canadian health care delivery system. Health psychology is concerned with the contributions of psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health, the prevention and treatment of illness, and the identification of etiologic and diagnostic concerns. Given that health psychology is primarily an applied discipline, the focus of the course will be on the applications of health psychology in the health field.

1. To learn the fundamental concepts and theories of health psychology.
2. To apply these concepts and theories to better understand health-related behaviour as it is manifest in daily living
3. To apply these concepts and theories to better understand the provision of health care
4. To better understand how the fundamental concepts and theories of health psychology can be used to improve health and health care.
5. To become more articulate communicators of our ideas.

Grading

  • Midterm One: 25%
  • Midterm Two: 25%
  • In-Class Assignments: 5%
  • Final Exam: 45%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Poole, Gary. , Matheson, Deborah. & Cox, David N. (2016). The Psychology of Health and Health Care: A Canadian Perspective. (5th Canadian edition); Pearson, Toronto, Ontario

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