PSY210 Health Psychology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
PSY210 Health Psychology 3 3 6 Thursday 12:00- 14:50
Prerequisite PSY103 It is a prerequisite to

None

Lecturer Selvira Draganovic Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
9:00-12:00
Wednesday:
9:00-11:00
B F2.3B - 033 957 319
E-mail sdraganovic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Merve Guclu Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives Health psychology explores the interaction between psychological and behavioral aspects of physical and mental health. Health is defined as the product of biological processes but also of psychological, behavioral, and social processes. Health psychology/psychologists are interested in: (I) Behavior, stress and health, (II)Understanding health-related behavior , (III) Applied Health psychology, and (IV) Clinical interventions
Textbook 1. Introduction to clinical health psychology Bennet P., (2003) 2. Introduction to health psychology, chapter 1. Johnes and Barlett.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify and understand psycho-social correlates of health
  2. Identify basic health related decision making processes
  3. Identify, describe and issues related to hospital and hospitalization
  4. Understand psychologist's role and hospital system
  5. Evaluate and discuss different health promotion strategies
  6. Understand and evaluate different psychological interventions and counseling and its role in imroving the quality life
Teaching Methods Class discussions with examples. Active tutorial sessions involving workshops on course related, in class covered topics for engaged learning and continuous feedback on progress. Individual and team assignments and projects.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Course introduction:
Week 2 What is health psychology- Models of health Johnes and Barlett 3-22
Week 3 Psychosocial correlates of health & Stress and health 1: 3-43
Week 4 Health related decision making Quiz I 1: 45-62
Week 5 Health illness related cognitions 1:63-79
Week 6 Hospital issues: experience of hospitalisation 1: 83-101
Week 7 Hospitalization cont...MIDTERM EXAM
Week 8 Working in the hospital system 1: 102-121
Week 9 Health promotion 1: 122-140
Week 10 Clinical/psychological interventions: Counseling 1: 143-162
Week 11 Assessment issues QUIZ II 1: 163-183
Week 12 Improving quality of life 1: 184-201
Week 13 Risk behavior change 1: 202-221
Week 14 Wrap up
Week 15
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 30
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Quiz 1 1 20
In-term exam 1 30
Quiz 2 1 20
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 In-term Exam Study 10 1 10
Assignments 5 2 10 Final Exam Study 20 2 40
Tutorials 1 15 15 Assingment/presentation 8 2 16
Home Study 1 14 14 Home Study 1 14 14
        Total Workload Hours = 164
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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