Psychological & Sociological Aspects of Ill-health - HEA00153I
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- Department: Health Sciences
- Module co-ordinator: Mr. Jerome Wright
- Credit value: 20 credits
- Credit level: I
Academic year of delivery: 2020-21
Module will run
||Summer Term 2020-21
Students will demonstrate understanding of the psychological, sociological and environmental aspects of ill-health.
Module learning outcomes
By the end of the module, students will be able to:
- Discuss how psychological perspectives can inform our understanding of emotional reactions to life events and ill-health experience.
- Illustrate the social construction of ill-health and how sociological perspectives can inform our understanding of how ill-health impacts on individuals and communities.
- Discuss how public health is informed by understanding of the environment, patterns of disease, health policy and health economics.
- Consider how health promotion and health education strategies can be utilised across the lifespan.
- Debate how ethical theory and legislation inform healthcare.
- Apply research evidence to inform your understanding of psychological, sociological and environmental aspects of healthcare.
Special assessment rules
Written feedback for the summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.
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Marks DF (Ed) (2002) The Health Psychology Reader. London: Sage.
Sarafino, EP & Smith TW (2017) Health Psychology: biopsychosocial interactions (Ninth Edition). New Jersey: Wiley.
Seedhouse D (2017) Thoughtful Health Care: ethical awareness and reflective practice. London: Sage
Wilson F, Mabhala M, Massey A (Eds) (2015) Health Improvement & Well-being: strategies for action. Maidenhead: Open University Press.