Foundations in Health Psychology (C8501B)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Spring teaching

This module will provide you with an introduction to health psychology. You’ll critically consider theory and research evidence concerning the role of psychology in physical health and illness, as well as the important interrelations between biological, psychological and social factors. In doing so, you’ll learn about a variety of influences that shape our health-related attitudes, beliefs and behaviours.



67%: Lecture
33%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: