Health Psychology

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Health Psychology

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Health Science, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisites: PS4042, PS4021

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: to introduce students to the rapidly developing field of health psychology, to highlight the importance of a biopsychosocial approach to understanding health and illness. and to improve students understanding of the role that behaviour plays in determining health and illness.

    Syllabus: Health Psychology is a sub-discipline of relatively recent origin in psychology, but is rapidly developing a unique identity. Whilst having some concerns in common with clinical psychology- health psychology is concerned with both mental and physical health and in particular their inter-relationship- it is quite distinct from that discipline. Its range of interest is wide and continues to develop, but the discipline by its nature is interdisciplinary, requiring the study of variables at the biological, psychological and social levels. It is an area that is often controversial, reflecting in part, the methodological and conceptual problems inherent in a subject straddling several disciplines. Topics covered include Models of health behaviour, stress, psychoneuroimmunology

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