Fall 2021 - PSYC 365 D100
Health Psychology (3)
Class Number: 2584
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 16, 2021
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
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.
This course explores the application of psychological principles to the field of health and health care within the context of the Canadian health care delivery system. The development of the field of health psychology is traced and major topics introduced. Topics include stress and coping, health promotion, the hospital experience, communication in medical settings, coping with serious illness, psychoneuroimmunology, pain, physical activity, working in the health professions and field-specific methodology.
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.
- Midterms: 2 X 25: 50%
- In class written assignment: 5%
- Final exam: 45%
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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