APSB11748U Elective Course - Health Psychology in non-clinical settings
Health Psychology investigates the psychological and behavioral processes in health and healthcare. What are the psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors affecting individuals’ perceptions and behaviors with regard to health and healthcare, such as preventive behaviors? What are key theoretical models describing these relationships? This course aims to provide an understanding of the interplay between physical well-being and a variety of social, psychological, and biological factors. Research-based examples will be presented to illustrate the topics and provide material for discussion. The classes will include structured lectures covering key concepts, and group activities promoting engagement with other students and the lecturer.
The purpose of this module is to expand knowledge and put the psychological subject area into perspective through theoretical and empirical specialization within the area of health psychology. Upon completion of the elective subject module within the Department of Psychology, students are able to:
- describe and account for relevant concepts and themes within the area of health psychology
- describe and account for relevant methodological approaches in relation to health psychology
- explain contexts, analyze and/or conduct procedures relevant to health psychology under supervision.
- Class Instruction
Registration period November 15 - December 1
International students can find information on course registration and deadlines at psychology.ku.dk.
- 10 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentFinal exam: an individual written assignment that can be written in groups of up to 3 students.
- Exam registration requirements
It is a prerequisite for submitting the final exam that you have attended a minimum of 75% of all classes.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
see exam plan.