Master’s students Psychology, preferably with specialisation Health psychology, Occupational Health Psychology or Clinical Psychology.
This course is developed to familiarise psychology students with health psychology in practical settings. 6 practising health psychologists will describe the background and essential tasks of:
covering primary health care;
psychology in general hospitals;
rehabilitation settings; and
In addition, students receive practical assignments from each health psychologist related to a case, an assessment, a consultation, an intervention or another professional action.
Upon completion of the course, students will:
Know the backgrounds and essential tasks of (health) psychologists in practical settings
Have a better perspective of future jobs and requirements to acquire these jobs
Have acquired knowledge and skills concerning diagnosis, counseling, interventions and health promotion through assignments
Be able to reflect and comment on their own motivation, skills and knowledge in relation to possible future careers
For the timetables of your lectures, work groups and exams, please select your study programme in:
Students need to enroll for lectures and work group sessions.
Master’s course registration
For admission requirements contact your exchange coordinator
Students are not automatically enrolled for an examination. They can register via uSis from 100 to 10 calendar days before the date. Students who are not registered will not be permitted to take the examination.
Registering for exams
Mode of instruction
6 2-hour lectures
6 3 hour work group sessions with (group) assignments
Presence in all sessions is obligatory, missing 1 session (when announced beforehand and with reason) can be compensated with an alternative assignment. Missing more sessions is not allowed.
The grade will be composed of the final paper (80%) and assignments (20%).
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has instituted that instructors use a software programme for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. In case of fraud disciplinary actions will be taken. Please see the information concerning fraud.
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Additional reading materials are posted on Blackboard.
Dr. Chris Verhoeven