Qualification Grading Type
- GD1-Understanding the subject
- GD2-Application of knowledge
Understand the role of psychology in health.
Discuss current perspectives in health psychology.
For example biopsychosocial perspectives.
Understand causes and consequences of stress and means of controlling/coping with stress.
Explain how stress affects health.
Understand theories of pain, biopsychosocial aspects of pain, methods of pain assessment and pain management.
Examine the qualities and dimensions of pain.
For example acute vs chronic pain.
Analyse theories of pain.
For example gate control theory
Evaluate the main methods of assessing pain.
For example self reports
Discuss the main methods of pain control.
For example medical, behavioural, cognitive methods.
Understand patient/practitioner interactions and patient's compliance with medical advice.
Analyse reasons why people do not always adhere to medical advice.
Discuss research into ways of improving
a) patients' understanding and
b) patients' satisfaction in medical consultations.