82369 Psychology Of Health II [Edguer]

Prerequisite: 82270 or permission of Instructor.

This course will deal with the theoretical and research contributions of health psychology to the issues patients may have to deal with within the health care system and the role of psychological and social factors in the etiology and management of chronic illness. Topics will include: health seeking behaviours of patients, issues that may be encountered in health care settings, patient-practitioner communications, patient adherence to treatments plans, pain and pain management, psychosocial factors in the etiology and management of chronic illness, such as coronary heart disease, cancer, etc.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Nukte Edguer