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This short course will explore the biopsychosocial model of health, advocated by health psychologists.

Summary

Study Attitudes, Health and Well-being at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

This short course will explore the biopsychosocial model of health, advocated by health psychologists. It will explore the role played by health beliefs in predicting and explaining health behaviour, critically evaluating the adequacy of key theoretical models to account for this. It will provide an overview of the factors that determines health and their impact on well-being.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201617/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13208

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About this course

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This short course will explore the biopsychosocial model of health, advocated by health psychologists. It will explore the role played by health beliefs in predicting and explaining health behaviour, critically evaluating the adequacy of key theoretical models to account for this. It will provide an overview of the factors that determines health and their impact on well-being. This course should be of interest to postgraduates who have a degree in psychology or health related areas and are interested in developing their skills and knowledge of how psychology can be applied to our understanding of health related behaviours. It can also be taken to provide CPD activities.

Linked programmes

PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

Assessment

100% Coursework – (1) Essay to compare and contrast theoretical models of health beliefs and behaviour (50%) and (2) Set exercise - online activities will include extra reading and a series of tasks designed to complement the lectures and encourage a deeper and more independent level of learning. This will require participants to post reflections to discussion forums or to engage in live chat discussions on a specified topic. This work is an important part of the online experience and will be compulsory (50%).

Attendance

This course is delivered online for 5 weeks with no on-campus attendance requirements.

Entry requirements

Degree in Psychology or Health-related area i.e. nursing, nutrition, allied health.

English Language Requirements

International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Start dates

  • 26 September 2016
How to apply

Apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pgsc

How to apply

Start dates

  • 26 September 2016

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£286.10
England, Scotland & Wales:
£286.10
International:
£714.90

Fees information

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/payment_policy_1617.pdf

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available at http://addl.ulster.ac.uk/docs/FlexiblePathwaysApplication201516.docx

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680