Health Psychology
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Course code
PSP6017.LT
old course code
PSP6017
Course title in Estonian
Tervisepsühholoogia
Course title in English
Health Psychology
ECTS credits
4.0
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The course seeks to develop understanding of the main models and theories in the field of health and to provide knowledge of research skills needed in a practice setting.

Brief description of the course
History of Health Psychology. Research methods. Introduction to theories and models of health behavior. Stress: theories, measurement and management. Occupational stress. History of psychosomatics and psychosomatic illness. Health behavior. Health promotion theories and models.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- understands the main models and theories in the field of health psychology;
- understands the main theories of stress. Stress managment – how to reduce, prevent and cope with stress;
- understands the theoretical basis of health promotion.
Teacher
Lekt Kristiina Uriko, PhD
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