Health Psychology

Health Psychology

  1. Module Title: Health Psychology
  2. Module Prefix/Number: PSYC 348
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Assessment guidance: Should include a study of one area of Health and/or Social Care
  5. Unit Aims:
    To develop an understanding of a health and/or social care area in which students would like to work. They will develop their understanding in order to critically evaluate the impact of legislative frameworks in the context of local practice.
  6. Learning Outcomes
    1. Understand the structural organisation of a chosen health and/or social care area
      • Analyse organisational structures within the chosen area
      • Analyse individual functions and roles within organisations in the area it
    2. Understand the implications of legislative frameworks in the chosen health and social care area
      • Analyse the legislative frameworks impacting on the chosen area and explain their intended functions
      • Evaluate the way in which legislative frameworks have been interpreted in terms of regulation, codes of practice and standards in the chosen area
      • Assess the impact of policies, legislation, regulation, codes of practice and standards on organisations and working practices in chosen area
    3. Understand external influences on a chosen health and/or social care area
      • Analyse the factors and organisations which have influenced government decisions on health and social care
      • Assess the impact of social values and attitudes on health and social care
      • Assess barriers to access for health and social care and how effectively these have been overcome
    4. Understand the individual rights underpinning delivery of health and social care to service users
      • Analyse the individual rights that underpin health and social care practice
      • Evaluate the importance of these rights in health and social care
  • Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59


    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.