This short course will explore the biopsychosocial model of health, advocated by health psychologists.
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/201718/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13809
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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 programmesPostgraduate Certificate of Professional Development
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%).
This course is delivered online for 5 weeks with no on-campus attendance requirements starting 29 January 2018.
Degree in Psychology or Health-related area i.e. nursing, nutrition, allied health.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).
Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.
Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf
International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration
- 29 January 2018
Fees and funding
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Scholarships, awards and prizes
Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk
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