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Health Psychology Short Course

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Learn how health affects the mind, and how mind affects heath!

To be healthy physically, a person needs to be psychologically healthy. To be healthy psychologically, they need to be physically healthy. The two are linked.

The mind and body are inextricably linked - a decline in one correlates with a decline in the other. If we are mentally stressed, this can affect our physical body. If we are physically tired or feeling ill, this in turn can affect our mind and emotions.



Lesson 1  How a Healthy Lifestyle can Impact Physical & Mental Health

Definitions of health
Stress & health
What happens to the body when we exercise?
Diet and nutrition
Acute and chronic stress
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 2   Mental Disorders - Signs & Symptoms
Definitions of mental disorder
Role of the clinician
Types of symptoms
Signs & symptoms of disorders
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 3   Physical Illnesses with a Mental Dimension
Psychological factors in physical illness
What is a psychosomatic illness?
Psychological factors in accidents & illness
Immune system & health
Stress & the immune system
Stress associated with physical illnesses
Psychological response to injury or disease
Personality and attitudes
Chronic physical illnesses with mental health associations
Psychobiotics - interaction between the mind and body
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 4  Mental Problems & Disorders with a Physical Dimension
Eating disorders
Patient’s emotional reaction to physical illness
The importance of sleep
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 5 Role of Psychology in Managing Physical and Mental Illnesses
Health psychology
Factors affecting psychological & physical health
Traditional medical interventions
Helping people with transition - what can we do to help ourselves?
What can we do to improve our mental health?
Using mindfulness
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 6 Providing Better Mental Health Services

Towards better health care services
Impact of health psychology
Improving services
Raising public awareness
Providing better pubic access to health care
Wider recognition of health relationships
Health benefits of a biophilic landscape
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 7 Business Opportunities in the Health Psychology Industry
Opportunities working in health
Play therapy – a tool for managing psychological health
Review what you have been learning
Final assessment



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