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Curricular information is subject to change
At the end of the module, students should be able to:
1) Identify key psychosocial factors that are associated with chronic and acute health conditions and disability and understand how this can inform preventive interventions.
2) Critically evaluate the research literature on psychological aspects of health and disability.
3) Synthesize information on the influence of mental health and social environment on physical health and disability.
Provisional topics include:
- Introduction to social epidemiology and population health
- Measuring health status and functioning in the population
- Loneliness and health status
- Depression and chronic health conditions
- Environmental and occupational considerations in health
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Attendance: Class participation is an integral component of the module and its evaluation. Grades will be assigned according to attendance and thoughtfulness and clarity of verbal contributions.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Project: Students will present a project in class on a topic related to psychological aspects of health in the population at the end of term (25%) and submit a written summary of the project (25%).||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Presentation: Students will present 2-3 papers in class throughout the semester (final number will depend on class enrollment).||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.