Courses > PSY188.1 - Special Topic: Introduction to Health Psychology
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This course will explore the influences of psychological factors in the prevention of illness, the treatment of illness, recovery from illness, the maintenance of good health, and the effectiveness of the health care system. Psychology is playing an ever-increasing role in health behaviors, illnesses, injuries, and in medical settings. Students will learn to analyze and integrate a multidisciplinary approach to health, illness, and health care by applying a biopsychosocial perspective to topics such as stress and illness; health-related lifestyle behaviors; the psychology of pain management; the use and abuse of the health care system; psychological factors in health care settings; and psychological issues in chronic and terminal illnesses.
3 hours lecture
Credit course taken for grade or for credit/no credit