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 the 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 obesity, to explore how psychological theory and intervention can be used in practice.
Who is it for?
This course would benefit postgraduate students interested in the role of psychological factors in health and illness, particularly those who work in health and social care services.
Spring term: week commencing 18/01/2021 to 22/03/2021
The key takeaway from this course is the ability to apply an understanding of the psychological factors that affect health and illness to health and social care practice.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.