HLTH06027 2013 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Transcript Title
HLTH. PSYCH.
Code
HLTH06027
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Azura Youell
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Health Science and Physical Activity SG_SHUMA_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Science in Human Nutrition
Description

This module aims to enable learners to identify the relevance of psychology to health and health-related behaviour. 

The module will introduce principles, theories and salient issues in health psychology and discuss the application of health psychology to health and health promotion practice.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Display an understanding of the links between individual psychology and various aspects of health and health-related behaviour.

2.

Explain the phenomenom of stress and describe how stress can result in illness.

3.

Overview the evidence describing the effects specific personality traits can have on health and health behaviours.

4.

Explain various models of health behaviour change and show the ability to apply these to various health behaviours to promote individual change.

5.

Show an understanding of psychological factors inherent in the experience of pain and chronic illness and explain tools to measure pain and techniques to manage pain.

6.

Interact and participate effectively within a group environment.

7.

Communicate health and psychological information effectively in a variety of forms.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment in the module centres around assessing students;

 - interpretation of the relevance of studying the theory for the health professional

 - understanding of the relevant theories,

 - ability to apply the theory,

 - ability to communicate aspects of health psychology effectively in a variety of forms.

Continous assessments where there are more than 1 per semester aim to employ different strategies to cater for different learning styles, e.g. 1 presentation and 1 written paper.

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Overview of health psychology as a field of study, historical origins and development etc

Comparison of the Biomedical and Biopsychosocial Models of viewing Health & Illness

Overview of evidence linking personality factors and aspects of health

Overview of psychological perspectives on stress, coping and illness

Overiew of health & health behaviour and applying models of health-behaviour change

Psychological perspectives on pain  & chronic illness

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written paper related to 1 of the key topics. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 6 1,2,3,4,5,7
2 Specific presentation title related to one of the key topics. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 11 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
3 Workshops employ formative assessment and centre around application of the theory through guided discussion and the use of worksheets. Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,7
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Workshop Classroom Flexible Seating Guided, small-group learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Sarafino E.P. & Smith T. (2012) Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions (7th ed.). New Jersey: John Wiley.

Ogden J. (2012) Health Psychology: A Textbook (5th ed.). London: McGraw-Hill/Open University.

Sandersen C. A. (2013) Health Psychology (2nd ed.). New Jersey: John Wiley.

Glanz K. Rimer B. Lewis F.M (2008)  Health Behaviour and Health Education: Theory, Research & Practice (4th ed.).  San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass.

French D. Vedhara K. Kaptein A.D.A. & Weinman J. (2010) Health Psychology (2nd ed.).  Chichester: BPS Blackwell.

URL Resources
http://itsligo.learnonline.ie/course/view.php?id=272
Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None