Course Information
TitleΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΥΓΕΙΑΣ / HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
CodeΨΥ-673
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPsychology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600013535

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 240
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses634

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600144517
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the course
Learning Outcomes
To become familiar with the main issues that health psychologists deal with To gain an understanding of the complex relationships between biological, psychological and social factors in physical health To become familiar with the main theoretical approaches and research methods in health psychology To learn about the main fields of application of health psyschology
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course entails a presentation of the psychological, social and cultural aspects of health and illness. We will present the biopsychosocial model and focus on the interactions between the biological, behavioural, psychological and social factors that affect the development and course of illness. Specifically, we will discuss the relationship between stress and illness, the processes involved in identifying symptoms and illness behaviours, the relationship between personality and health, social inequalities in health, the experience of chronic illness, specific illnesses (heart disease, cancer, AIDS), psychological issues in terminal illness, critical health psychology, doctor-patient communication and relationship, health prevention and professional issues regarding health psychologists.
Keywords
health inequalities, stress and health, stress and coping, health communication, personality and health, coping with chronic illness, coping with dealth
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Use of audio-visual material Email to communicate with the students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures783
Reading Assigment240.9
Exams20.1
Total1044
Student Assessment
Description
Written final examination
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
DiMatteo, M. R., & Martin. L. R. (2011). Εισαγωγή στην ψυχολογία της υγείας. Εκδόσεις Πεδίο. Καραδήμας, Ε. (2005). Ψυχολογία της Υγείας: Θεωρία και κλινική πρακτική. Αθήνα: Τυπωθήτω. Ogden, J. (2012). Ψυχολογία της Υγείας. Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου.
Last Update
11-12-2019