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Health Psychology Short Course

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Health is more than just the absence of disease or illness. Both physical health and mental health underlie our overall sense of well-being. Health is all aspects of our being including the social, emotional, psychological, spiritual, mental and physical parts.

This course provides a foundation for understanding how health is linked to a person’s state of mind; and in doing so, how health issues might be at least partially addressed by attending to a person’s broad attitudes and psychological health.

 

CONTENTS

Lesson 1  How a Healthy Lifestyle can Impact Physical & Mental Health
Health
Definitions of health
Stress & health
Exercise
What happens to the body when we exercise?
Diet and nutrition
Acute and chronic stress
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 2   Mental Disorders - Signs & Symptoms
Introduction
Definitions of mental disorder
Role of the clinician
Types of symptoms
Signs & symptoms of disorders
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 3   Physical Illnesses with a Mental Dimension
Psychological factors in physical illness
What is a psychosomatic illness?
Psychological factors in accidents & illness
Immune system & health
Stress & the immune system
Stress associated with physical illnesses
Psychological response to injury or disease
Personality and attitudes
Chronic physical illnesses with mental health associations
Psychobiotics - interaction between the mind and body
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 4  Mental Problems & Disorders with a Physical Dimension
Introduction
Depression
Anxiety
Eating disorders
Dementia
Patient’s emotional reaction to physical illness
The importance of sleep
Summary
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 5 Role of Psychology in Managing Physical and Mental Illnesses
Health psychology
Factors affecting psychological & physical health
Traditional medical interventions
Helping people with transition - what can we do to help ourselves?
What can we do to improve our mental health?
Using mindfulness
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 6 Providing Better Mental Health Services
Towards better health care services
Impact of health psychology
Improving services
Raising public awareness
Providing better pubic access to health care
Wider recognition of health relationships
Health benefits of a biophilic landscape
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 7 Business Opportunities in the Health Psychology Industry
Opportunities working in health
Play therapy – a tool for managing psychological health
Review what you have been learning
Final assessment

 

 



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Health Psychology Short Course Health Psychology Short Course
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