MAINTAINING HEALTH THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN - 2022/3
Module code: PSYM022
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
This module provides students with advanced knowledge and understanding of methods, theory and practice in developing and maintaining health throughout the life span. 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, physiological and psychosomatic disease processes, client groups and other stakeholders, health-related behavior and cognitions, interventions, measurement issues and professional issues. This module will help students to better understand how health psychology theory can be used in health across the lifespan.
CROPLEY Mark (Psychology)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: C841
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 106
Seminar Hours: 22
Guided Learning: 11
Captured Content: 11
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Physical Health: a visit to the Surrey Human Performance Institute
- Illness cognition
- Stress and illness and coping
- Sleep: disorders and interventions
- Health promotion i - introduction to Health promotion & ethical issues
- Preventative medicine: vaccinations
- Health promotion ii - evidenced based health promotion
NB: This timetable is subject to minor fluctuation due to availability of external speakers
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||ESSAY 1000 WORDS||25|
|Coursework||PRACTICAL EXERCISE 2000 WORDS||75|
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 5
Practical Exercise: 2000 Words (addresses learning outcomes: 1, 2) Submission: Week 11
Student will receive formative assessment based on group exercises and case studies completed in class.
Students will receive written feedback on their two assignments
- Introduce students to the different principals, health psychology theories used in lifespan research
- Help students understand the principles of health promotion and ethical
- To evaluate the evidence-base of health promotion
- Introduce students to different ways to maintain health across the lifespan
- Help students to communicate their work in two different format
|1||Critically assess health psychology research in the form of a systematic review||KCPT|
|2||To critically evaluate published theories and research||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Expose students to health psychology knowledge in the area of lifespan development and to ways of evaluate the empirical evidence.
The learning and teaching methods include:
11 x 2hr lectures including in-class discussion and learning exercises
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.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: PSYM022
Programmes this module appears in
|Health Psychology MSc||1||Compulsory||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 2022/3 academic year.