Come to grips with health psychology – a study in how psychological factors can impact health. Study health psychology’s place in clinical settings. Consider the impact of living with a chronic illness on individuals and their support networks.
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31 Aug 2020
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The work of health professionals relies on a broad range of professional skills and attributes. The aim of this subject of study is to conceptually define health within a biopsychosocial framework and to present students with an introduction to key areas of health psychology, and demonstrate how they relate to other disciplines. This subject of study examines the application of psychology in clinical settings. The subject of study considers the application of psychological theory to health risk and health enhancing behaviours and explores the impact that living with a chronic illness has on individuals, their family and their carers.
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