Unit type: Internal
Guided learning hours: 60
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Unit in brief
Learners explore the application of psychology in the study of health-related behaviours, contemporary issues in health psychology, and models of stress and stress management.
Health psychology has developed recently to help people focus on living healthy and fulfilling lives. People, particularly in the Western world, are becoming interested in their diet, exercise and work- life balance.
In this unit, you will learn about the role of psychology in understanding behaviour in health and ill health. You will look at how health and ill health are defined, what this means to you, your family and friends, and the service users who you may work with during your course. You will investigate the role of psychology in managing contemporary issues in health. You will explore models of stress and stress-related management strategies. You will examine the role of psychology in dealing with pain and ill health, as many people live with chronic pain.
This unit will prepare you for working with people in a caring capacity. It will also be useful if you intend to progress to study at a higher level.
In this unit you will:
A. Understand influences and beliefs towards health and ill health resulting in the development of health psychology as a discipline
B. Examine how psychology contributes to the management of contemporary issues in health
C. Investigate models of stress and related strategies for managing stress
D. Explore the role of psychology in dealing with pain and ill health.