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Psychology for Health and Social Care CPPD

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Course overview

Psychology for Health and Social care looks at psychological and social factors
associated with physical illness, the impact of illness on individuals, psychological
intervention, and how this knowledge can be used in healthcare and social care practice.

The course is divided into three sections: Section 1 introduces psychological theories and evidence relevant to health and social care. Section 2 looks at the psychological impact of illness and psychological intervention. Section 3 uses case studies, such as child birth and cardiovascular disease, to explore how psychological theory and intervention can be used in practice

Module dates

Term 1:

OCT: Tuesday 16, 23, 30 October 2018
NOV: Tuesday 6, 13, 20, 27 November 2018
DEC: Tuesday  4, 11, 18 December 2018

Module Submission Date: Friday 18 January 2019



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Module leaders

  • Professor Susan Ayers

    Susan is a psychologist specialising in perinatal mental health. She joined City University in 2012 and leads the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research. Susan is a chartered health psychologist and cognitive behaviour therapist. Her research examines women's mental health during pregnancy and after birth, with a particular focus on ...