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PSY408 : Health Psychology

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Course Info

Course Category

Psychology

Course Level

Undergraduate

Credit Hours

3

Pre-requisites

PSY101, PSY401

Instructor

Nauman Qureshi
Masters Degree (Clinical Psychology)
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Course Contents

Introduction to Health Psychology, Health related Careers, The Function of Nervous System, Function of Endocrine Glands, Digestive and Renal Systems ,Respiratory System, Blood Composition, Soldiers of the Immune System, The Phenomenon of Stress, Factors that lead to Stressful Appraisals, Psychosocial aspects of Stress, Sources of Stress, Measuring Stress, Psychosocial Factors that can modify the impact of Stress on Health, How Stress effects Health, Coping with Stress, Reducing the Potential for Stress, Stress Management, The phenomenon of Pain, its Nature and Types, The Physiology of Pain Perception, Assessing Pain, Dealing with Pain, Adjusting to Chronic Illnesses, The Coping Process in Patients of Chronic Illness, Impact of Different Chronic Conditions, Psychosocial Interventions for People with Chronic Conditions, Coping with and Adapting to High Mortality Illnesses, Psychosocial Interventions for Terminally Ill Patients, Health & Behavior, Secondary Prevention, The Health Belief Model, Nutrition & Health, Weight Control & Diet, Diet Myths, Exercise and Weight Control, Role of Health Psychology