Spring 2022 - PSYC 365 D100

Health Psychology (3)

Class Number: 1556

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

  • 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 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 an introduction to health psychology, 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.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

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 within the Canadian health care delivery system
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

  • (Tentative evaluation)
  • Midterm exams: 2X25: 50%
  • In class written assignment: 5%
  • Final Exam: 45%

NOTES:

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.

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

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.