Examination of the role of behavioral science knowledge and techniques in understanding assessing testing and preventing medical-psychological and social problems.
This course is designed to provide the students with an introduction to the field of health psychology as well as to explore and examine the role of behavioral science knowledge and techniques in understanding, assessing, testing, and preventing medical-psychological and social problems.
Course Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1301) or the instructor’s approval.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Discuss the role of psychology in health and wellness promotion, disease prevention, and health care
- Describe major concepts in health psychology and apply them in a real-world setting
- Critically examine and explore issues pertaining to health psychology
- Review and evaluate research in the field of health psychology
- Identify factors associated with health, disease prevention, and risk factors
- Examine how health psychology can contribute to health care reform
- Have a basic understanding of the foundations of health psychology, concepts of stress and coping, health behavior theories/models, role of health psychology in health care, and research in health psychology