Health Psychology

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Health Psychology

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Please note that students will not be able to enroll in combination with PSY020X357Y

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Assessment: to be confirmed
    The module aims to provide students with a basic knowledge of the major theories and research in the field of health psychology. The module will be concerned with the study of approaches to both psychological and physical health and illness. Prevention, assessment, and treatment of forms of mental and physical disorder in which psychological influences either contribute to, or can be used to relieve, an individual's distress or dysfunction will be examined from the perspective of clinical health psychology. Consideration of the influence of cognitive and social theories underlying practice in this field will be a central theme in introductory part of the module. As students progress through the module they will be provided with an opportunity to examine, in depth, a number of current topics of research in Clinical Health Psychology which focus on selected specialties in the area of health. A thorough analysis of each topic will be undertaken, and a considerable amount of directed reading will be required.
    Students hoping to pursue a postgraduate training in health psychology or clinical psychology will find this module particularly useful.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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