Please note this module may have multiple start dates and may run in more than one location. Visit our CPD page to view our module calendar which indicates all start dates, course locations, application deadlines and more information about how the modules are assessed.
Understanding psychological theory and its application in healthcare settings is important because behaviour is shaped by beliefs, emotions and cognitions about health and illness that arise from personal history and prior experiences.
This module is suitable for health and social care professionals who are interested in developing a better understanding of applied psychology, including interventions for managing stress, pain and long term conditions and the importance of communication for predicting adherence.
After this module you will:
- be able to demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of some key issues that include the interaction of mind-and body in health and illness
- be able to apply psychological theories and propose evidence-based solutions
- be able to identify strengths/weaknesses of evidence-based health psychology
- be able to consider how a biopsychosocial approach can challenge and extend traditional (biomedical) understanding of issues in health and illness.
Accreditation and professional recognition
Mapping to Programme Outcomes is dependent on Programme of study for full time undergraduates enrolled for this module. See our programme specs here.
Mapping to Regulatory Body Standards: N/A