Health-Sciences - Course - Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness

  • Course Code: HESC301
  • Credits: 2
  • Hours Distribution: 2Lec; 0Cln;0Tut
  • Course Type: Major Core Courses (MCC)

Course Description

This course will overview psychological, social, and behavioral theories and principles as they relate to the experiences of illness and disability. The course will help in understanding the various health behaviors, health care utilization, and decision making in the context of health. It emphasizes on the patient motivation and life satisfaction, restructuring social support systems, and changes in psychosocial/developmental needs. Attention will be given to the changing role of the health professional as direct care provider, manager, consultant, and advocate.