Foundations in Psychology: Health and Clinical B (C8501B)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Spring teaching

This module introduces a number of topics within clinical and health psychology, with an emphasis on physical health. You will study theory and research to help understand the possible role of psychological factors in physical health and disease (i.e., mind-body interaction). Specific topics include chronic illness, empathy in medicine and psychological interventions for improving health care. A problem-based approach will be used which means that the topics will be considered in the context of the problems that can be seen and observed in the world today. This provides learning opportunities for students through self-directed enquiry, dialogue and experiential engagement with topics and academic material.


67%: Lecture
33%: Practical (Workshop)


50%: Coursework (Report)
50%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.