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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY PSK409 --------------- 3 + 0 4

TYPE OF COURSE UNITElective Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY-
SEMESTER---------------
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED4
NAME OF LECTURER(S)-
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will acquire knowledge on fundamental concepts and theories of health psychology.
2) Will learn effects of mind-body interaction on well-being and diseases.
3) Will learn how thinking may affect well-being and diseases.
4) Will become acquainted with research and application areas of health psychology.
5) Will become acquainted with research and application areas of health psychology related to specific diseases.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Getting Started
2nd Week What is Health Psychology?
3rd Week Health Behaviors
4th Week Specific Behaviors Related to Health
5th Week Behaviors that Affect Health Negatively
6th Week Stress
7th Week Experience of Stress and Mediator Variables
8th Week Mid-term and Use of Health Services
9th Week Relationships between Patient and Health Professionals
10th Week Management of Pain
11th Week Management of Chronic Diseases
12th Week Psychological Issues in Terminal Illnesses
13th Week Heart Diseases, Hypertension, Strokes and Diabetes
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGTaylor, S. E. (2009). Health psychology (7th Ed.). NY: McGraw Hill.
Okyayuz, Ü. H. (1999). Sağlık psikolojisi. Ankara: Türk Psikologlar Derneği Yayınları.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term130
Quiz440
Total(%)70
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)70
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)30
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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