psych626 | Graduate
Elements Of Health Psychology And Behavioral Health
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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The Biopsychosocial Model in Behavioral Health
- Describe the sociocultural and gender perspectives of the model.
- Assess the biopsychosocial model and the efficacy of applying this model to behavioral health.
- Define and compare the biological, psychological, and social contexts of the model.
Biological Foundations of Behavioral Health
- Describe the functions of the body’s various biological systems.
- Demonstrate ability to scientifically analyze a case study in behavioral health.
- Analyze the effect of biology on healthy living and the effect of healthy lifestyle choices on biology.
Health Psychology Research Methods
- Apply epidemiological methods in analyzing a specific case study of diversity and health.
- Describe the objectives and methods of epidemiological research.
- Explain the differences between descriptive, experimental, epidemiological, and meta-analytic studies.
Historical Views of Health and Illness
- Analyze the evolution of the biomedical model from psychoanalytic theory to psychosomatic medicine.
- Describe the changes in views of health and illness from ancient times to the early 20th century.
- Describe the early development of behavioral medicine and its relationship to health psychology.
Evidenced-based Research and Critical Thinking
- Examine the process of critical thinking.
- Explain the implications of unscientific thinking.
- Explain the methods used to evaluate scientific evidence.
- Evaluate the importance of critical thinking and the evidence-based approach.
Effects of Ethnicity, Gender, and Socioeconomic Status
- Analyze the interaction of race, gender, and socioeconomic class among diverse populations.
- Describe the unique status and vulnerabilities faced by members of diverse populations.
- Evaluate health disparities related to ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status.
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