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Certificate of Health Psychology

$499.00

Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

If you have a passion for health and wellness with a special interest in understanding how human behaviour influences health outcomes, the study of health psychology is for you.

The field of health psychology explores the promotion of health and the prevention of disease and illness. The study of health psychology also examines how people react, cope and recover from illness.

The Certificate of Health Psychology is an online professional development course that will explore the psychological dimension of health, the causes and detection of illness, prevention and treatment of illness and health promotion.

Throughout this course you will acquire an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the growing area of health psychology, including both the biomedical and biopsychosocial models of health and well-being.

Course Structure

Unit: Health Psychology

  • Health and wellness
  • Physical well-being
  • Intellectual well-being
  • Emotional well-being
  • Social well-being
  • Spiritual well-being
  • Environmental
  • Occupational/vocational
  • Physiology, disease processes and the mind
  • Introducing health psychology
  • Behavioural medicine
  • History of health psychology
  • Biomedical models
  • Biopsychosocial perspective
  • Lifespan perspective
  • Health related careers
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Digestive and renal systems
  • Respiratory system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Immune systems
  • Genetic processes
  • Stress and stressors
  • Psychosocial factors and stress
  • Coping with stress
  • Stress management
  • Physiology of pain and pain perception
  • Assessing pain
  • Dealing with pain
  • Chronic illness
  • Coping processes
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • High mortality illnesses
  • Health and behaviour
  • Prevention
  • Health beliefs
  • Health promotion
  • Nutrition and health
  • Weight control and diet
  • Exercise and weight control
  • Role of health psychology

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

Benefits

  • Become fully trained and improve your employment opportunities;
  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate issued for your CV (hard copy provided);
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.

 

Payment Information

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