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Introduction to Health Psychology

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Duration

4 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Beginner

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Effort

3 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

Healthcare services are dominated by psychology. The psychological impact of healthcare is often overlooked, from a patient learning how to deal with a medical condition to a doctor who delivers important diagnostic news –, to the psychological toll that healthcare has on patients.

This free online course by the University of Padova will teach you the basics of healthcare psychology.

Learn how to increase positive psychological behavior and how psychology affects healthcare in developing countries.

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Skills You Will Gain

What You Will Learn

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Explore the broad domain of health psychology, ranging from policymaking to psychological reaction to illness

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Develop the skills needed in coping with medical illness from a psychological point of view

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Reflect on how to break negative news to patients

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Collaborate with others in building effective health interventions

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Identify the main techniques for stress management in medical illness

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Explore specific aspects of health psychology including e-health and health psychology in emerging countries

Target Students

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This course would be valuable for psychology students looking for an introduction to health psychology, as well as policymakers interested in improving healthcare at the state level

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Patients or carers themselves could also find it beneficial to study psychological reactions to physical illness

Course Instructors

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Claudio Gentili

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Physician, Psychotherapist, Professor of Clinical Psychology at University of Padova. His research focuses on biological bases of psychiatric disorders, evidence-based psychotherapies

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