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PSYC 3513
Health Psychology
Class hours: 3
Lab hours: 0
Semesters Available: Fall
Years Available: Even
This course examines the contributions of the discipline of psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health, the prevention and treatment of illness, the identification of etiologic and diagnostic correlates of health, illness, and related dysfunction, and to the analysis and improvement of the health care system and health policy formation. The biopsychosocial model is used to frame discussion of topics such as stress, high-risk behaviors, coping with chronic or catastrophic illness, and promoting health in children and the elderly.
Prerequisite: PSYC 2013.

No programs require this course.
No courses require this as a prerequisite or corequisite.