Psychology of Health and Disease
Duration of minor
This minor is worth 30 EC, spread over a full academic year. The credits are not divided equally between the two semesters: 20 EC in semester 1 and 10 EC in semester 2.
You can apply for this minor via uSis between 1 May and 1 August 2019. The code is 6000MPSGZM. You will be notified about enrolment or placement for the courses included in the minor.
This minor focuses on the relationships between behaviour, health and illness, looking not only at abnormal behaviour and psychopathology (clinical characteristics of psychological disorders, their causes and treatment) but more generally at the psychological consequences of somatic and non-somatic health problems in children, adolescents and adults. Examples here also include problems with adjustment to chronic disease and addiction. In this minor, students acquire knowledge about theories in the field of health psychology, clinical theories, and research and intervention methods, with the aim of gaining knowledge and understanding of how psychology contributes to health care.
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