Health Psychology in Practice

Course description Health Psychology in Practice
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 6464EL26
Teacher(s):
  • Dr. C.J.M. Verhoeven
  • and others
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 5.0
Level: 500
Period: Semester 2, Block III
Hours of study: 32:00 hrs
  • Yes Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Entry requirements

Only open to Master’s students Psychology, preferably with specialisation Health and Medical psychology, Occupational Health Psychology or Clinical Psychology.

Description

This course is developed to familiarise psychology students with health psychology in practical settings. Six practising health psychologists will describe the background and essential tasks of: their work; covering primary health care; health promotion; counseling/ coaching; PhD trajectory; psychology in general hospitals; rehabilitation settings; and a private practice.
In addition, students receive practical assignments from each psychologist related to a case, an assessment, a consultation, an intervention or another professional action.

Course objectives

Upon completion of the course, students will:
* Know the backgrounds and essential tasks of (health) psychologists in practical settings and have a better perspective of future jobs and requirements to acquire these jobs;
* Have acquired knowledge and skills concerning diagnosis, counseling, interventions and health promotion through assignments; and
* Be able to reflect and comment on their own motivation, skills and knowledge in relation to possible future careers

Mode of instruction

The course consists of 7 2-hour lectures and 6 3-hour work group sessions.

Presence in all sessions is mandatory, missing 1 session (when announced beforehand and with reason) can be compensated with an alternative assignment. Missing more sessions is not allowed.

Assessment method

The final grade is based on: a final paper (70%) and in-between-assignment (30%).

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has instituted that instructors use a software programme for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. In case of fraud disciplinary actions will be taken. Please see the information concerning fraud.

Timetable

For the timetables of your lectures, work groups and exams, please select your study programme in:
Psychology timetables

Lectures

Registration

Course

Students need to enroll for lectures and work group sessions.
Master’s course registration

Exchange/Study Abroad

For admission requirements contact your exchange coordinator

Mode of instruction

The course consists of 7 2-hour lectures and 6 3-hour work group sessions.

Presence in all sessions is mandatory, missing 1 session (when announced beforehand and with reason) can be compensated with an alternative assignment. Missing more sessions is not allowed.

Assessment method

The final grade is based on: a final paper (70%) and in-between-assignment (30%).

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has instituted that instructors use a software programme for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. In case of fraud disciplinary actions will be taken. Please see the information concerning fraud.

Reading list

  • Dorresteijn, T.A.C., Zijlstra, R.G.A., Van Eijs, Y.J.J., Vlaeyen, J.W.S., Kempen, G.I.J.M. (2012). Older peoples’ preferences regarding programme formats for managing concerns about falls. Age and Ageing, 41, 474-481.
  • Hagger, M.S. & Orbell, S. (2003). A meta-analytic review of the common-sense model of illness representations. Psychology and Health, 18(2), 141-184.
  • Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Bourbonnais, R., Viens, C, Vézina, M., Durand, P.J. & Rochette, L. (2005). Improving the psychosocial work environment. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 49(6), 655-664.
  • Perestelo-Perez, L.(2013). Standards how to develop and report sytematic reviews in psychology and health. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 13, 49-57.

Additional reading materials are posted on Blackboard.

Contact information

Dr. Chris Verhoeven
verhoeven@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

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