Health Psychology

This introductory course explores the ways in which the study of psychology may be of benefit in maintaining health and treating illness. We will consider: the nature of health beliefs; causes and treatment of stress; psychological factors in addictions, cancer and other conditions; pain and pain management; coping with chronic illnesses; maintaining health; and the role of social and cultural factors in health.

This Short Course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

15 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis – so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Mon 23-Apr-18 6.30pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code SCPS174H4ACB