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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Psychology Short Name: PS.M39
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: CROPLEY M Dr (Psychology)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability

Autumn Semester

Assessment Pattern

Units of Assessment
Percentage Weighting
Essay (2000 words)
Practical Exercise (2000 words)  

Module Overview

First degree in psychology or related health science. For Psychology MSc students only.

Module Aims

To provide students with advanced knowledge and understanding of methods, theory and practice in developing and maintaining health throughout the life span.  This course is in accordance with the requirements (stage 1) of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology accreditation criteria which are prerequisite for Chartered Status.  This module covers aspects of Core Curriculum 7 (Stress, health and illness), and Core Curriculum 9 (Lifespan, gender and cross-cultural perspectives in health psychology).

Learning Outcomes
Module Content

Week 1: Eating
Week 2: Exercise
Week 3: Preventative medicine: vaccinations
Week 4: Smoking
Week 5: Health promotion I: introduction to health promotion and ethical issues
Week 6: Stress and illness
Week 7: Health promotion II: evidence based health promotion
Week 8: Physical activity promotion interventions
Week 9: Sleep: disorders and interventions
Week 10: Sexual health

NB: This timetable is subject to minor fluctuation due to availability of external speakers

Methods of Teaching/Learning

Lectures and workshops 

Selected Texts/Journals
Davey, B & Popay, J. (eds) (1993). Dilemmas in Health Care.  Milton Keynes : Open University Press. (Weeks, 7, 8, & 9). 
Faulkner, Guy E.J (2006). Exercise, Health and Mental Health
 Marks, D.F. (2002) (ed.)The Health Psychology Reader. London : Sage. Marks, D.F. et al (2005) (2005Health Psychology(2nded.) London : Sage. (Weeks 1-8, 10). Ogden , J. (2004)Health Psychology. A textbook.  Berkshire : Open University Press. (Weeks 1-8, 10) Pressman, M.R. & Orr, W.C.(1997). Understanding Sleep: The Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders.Washington : APA. (Week 3). Sarafino, E.P. (2006)Health Psychology. New York : John Wiley & Sons (Weeks, 1,2, 4, 5 & 6). Additional reading will be recommended in the lectures. 
Last Updated
15th August 2006