PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE - 2018/9

Module code: PSYM006

Module Overview

This module covers psychological factors that influence the patient's passage through the health care system. This module has been designed in accordance with requirements (stage 1) of the British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology accreditation criteria. This module addresses the following curriculum areas for a British Psychological Society accredited Health Psychology Masters degree: contexts and perspectives in health psychology, client groups and other stakeholders, health-related behavior and cognitions, interventions, measurement issues and healthcare and professional settings. This module will students to better understand how health psychology theory can help us understand the patient experience of healthcare.

Module provider

Psychology

Module Leader

OGDEN JE Prof (Psychology)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: C841

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Help seeking behaviour
Cost of care
Preparation for surgery
Adherence to treatment
Health inequalities
Psychological aspects of medical interventions
Doctor-patient communication
Placebos
Women health issues
E-Health interventions
Practical Exercise: Presentations (two parallel sessions)


 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ESSAY 2000 WORDS 50
Practical based assessment PRACTICAL EXERCISE - PRESENTATION 50

Alternative Assessment

Presentation is delivered to the module convener at an alternative time.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a thorough understanding of key theories and evidence to be able to apply this to patient behaviour in a clinical setting.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Coursework – Essay 2000 words (addresses learning outcomes: 1,2 ) Submission: Week 7

Practical Based Assessment – Practical Exercise, Presentation (addresses learning outcomes: 3) Submission: Week 11

Formative assessment

Formative assessment will be provided during each lecture to students following group discussions, practice presentations or workshops to identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work.

Feedback

Written feedback is provided by the course convenor on both assignments.

Module aims

  • This module aims to provide an understanding and awareness of the psychological issues that influence a patient's passage through the health care system. This includes help seeking behaviour, screening, communication in health care settings, aspects of women's health care, preparation for surgery, adherence, communication and placebos.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Critically evaluate how patients' or health care professionals beliefs can influence how health care is delivered KCPT
2 Describe and analyse someone who has recently been in contact with the health care system (e.g., Friend, colleague, family member etc.) about these experiences in the context of theories of health care delivery KCPT
3 Present using power points each patients experience using appropriate health psychology models KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 128

Lecture Hours: 22

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

To provide students with an understanding of the theories and research evidence that help contribute to understanding the role of psychological factors in patients’ access and use of health care services.

To provide students with the ability to apply these theories and research studies to the patient experience of the health care setting. 

The learning and teaching methods include:


Lectures (1hr x 10)
Workshops (5hr x 10)
In-class discussion & learning exercises (5hr x 10)
individual student presentations (2hrs)

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/psym006

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Health Psychology MSc 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Social Psychology MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Research Methods in Psychology MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Environmental Psychology MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.