PSY 2200: Health Psychology

Code

PSY 2200

LENGUAGE

English

Terms

Summer I, Summer II, Fall, Spring,

Credit

3

REQUIREMENTS

NONE

FEES

$ USD 795

The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Based on this definition, the concepts of health and illness have changed. Today, health care professionals (doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, etc.) must have a bio-psychosocial approach to patient health. It is extremely important that they have a general understanding of health psychology, which studies how biology, behavior and social context influence health and illness. This provides a truly integrated approach to treating patients.

In this course, we will discuss some of the most common topics related to health psychology that are pertinent to the health care Professions.

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