Psychological Disorders and Health

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Psychological Disorders and Health

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Health Science, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Assessment: case studies (2000 words) [50%], reflective essay (2000 words) [50%]

    This module develops an understanding of the issues in psychology appropriate for nutritionists. Specifically it considers disorders of behaviour that affect health and wellbeing. The module explains the theory and practice of modern psychiatric diagnoses and deals with a range of disorders of relevance to nutrition and health such as mood disorders, eating disorders, anxiety and personality disorders. The module also discusses the role of judgement in areas of professionalism and raises issues such as risk assessment and the need for referral in the professional context. It also deals with the conceptual and practical issues around mental health in a wider health context. 
    This module will provide further in depth knowledge of areas of psychology of importance to nutrition and health and will help students appreciate medical, moral and ethical issues in psychology that are relevant to nutrition.

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