Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
200002282009HEALTH PSYCHOLOGYElective241
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle and Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Health Psychology aims to introduce students to basic approaches and fields in health psychology.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Lecturers of the physicology department
Learning Outcomes
1Health Psychology aims to introduce students to basic approaches and fields in health psychology.
2Students will be able to recognize theoretical approaches in health psychology.
3To know the effects of different physiological illnesses on human psychology.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Theoretical approaches in health psychology, effects of psychology on physical health, patological attitudes, methods and approaches in pain control, the role of stress and life style on diseases, pscyhological approaches. Health Psychology aims to introduce students to basic approaches and fields in health psychology.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction
2Introduction to health psychology
3Health behaviors
4Patient-doctor relationship
5Patient-doctor relationship
6Social support and health
7Situational crises: crises related to the illness
8Midterm exam
9Psychoimmunology
10Chronic pain
11Menopause and its effects
12Geriatry
13Cancer and psychological problems
14Cancer and dialogue
15Parents with dying children assesment and feedback
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Lecture notes are supplied by the lecturer
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14114
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)31
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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5
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6
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10
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14
LO1        5     
LO2        3     
LO3        3     
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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