PSY456 Selected Topics in Health PsychologyIstanbul Okan UniversityDegree Programs Geomatic EngineeringGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
Geomatic Engineering
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

General course introduction information

Course Code: PSY456
Course Name: Selected Topics in Health Psychology
Course Semester: Spring
Course Credits:
Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
3 0 3 7
Language of instruction:
Course Requisites:
Does the Course Require Work Experience?: No
Type of course: University Elective
Course Level:
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE:6. Master`s Degree QF-EHEA:First Cycle EQF-LLL:6. Master`s Degree
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr.Öğr.Üyesi ECE TUNCAY SENLET
Course Lecturer(s):
Course Assistants:

Course Objective and Content

Course Objectives: The purpose of this course is to introduce the field of health psychology and addresses health, illness and healthcare issues with biopsychosocial approach.
Course Content: This course includes introducing the field of health psychology and dealing with health, illness and health issues with a biopsychosocial approach.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Learning Outcomes
1 - Knowledge
Theoretical - Conceptual
1) • identify the basic concepts of health psychology
2) • identify the interfaces among biological, psychosocial, social and behavioral factors in health
2 - Skills
Cognitive - Practical
1) • learn about the main theories and models of health psychology
3 - Competences
Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility
Field Specific Competence
1) • understand the scientific relations among psychological factors, behavior and physical health and illness
Learning Competence
1) • assess psychological factors that may contribute to disease and its prevention
Communication and Social Competence

Lesson Plan

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) • Represent the syllabus of the course • Explain the learning objectives and requirements of the course : assigned reading for next class session
2) • Represent health psychology and its basic concerns assigned reading for next class session
3) • Continue to represent health psychology and its basic concerns assigned reading for next class session
4) • Represent the theories and models of behavior and behavior change assigned reading for next class session
5) • Represent coping and social support within the framework of health psychology assigned reading for next class session
6) • Represent pain within the framework of health psychology assigned reading for next class session
7) • Assess students through midterm exam assigned reading for next class session
8) Sexual Health assigned reading for next class session
9) • Represent how health psychology area handles food and eating issues : assigned reading for next class session
10) • Represent how health psychology area handles alcohol drinking issues : assigned reading for next class session
11) • Represent how health psychology area handles smoking issues assigned reading for next class session
12) • Represent how health psychology area handles physical activity and exercise issues assigned reading for next class session
13) • Represent how health psychology area handles environment issues assigned readings for the final exam
14) FINAL EXAM FINAL EXAM

Sources

Course Notes / Textbooks: • Marks, D.F., Muraay, M., Evans, B. & Estacio, E.V. (2011). Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice, Third Edition. London: Sage.
• Okyayuz, Ü.H. (1999). Sağlık Psikolojisi. Ankara: Türk Psikologlar Derneği Yayınları.

References: • Marks, D.F., Muraay, M., Evans, B. & Estacio, E.V. (2011). Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice, Third Edition. London: Sage.
• Okyayuz, Ü.H. (1999). Sağlık Psikolojisi. Ankara: Türk Psikologlar Derneği Yayınları.

Course-Program Learning Outcome Relationship

Learning Outcomes

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Program Outcomes
1) Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility.
2) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.
3) Ability to communicate effectively i Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language.
4) Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
5) Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way so as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. (Realistic constraints and conditions may include factors such as economic and environmental issues, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health, safety isuues, and social and political issues according to the nature of the design.)
6) Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.
7) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
8) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modelling methods for this purpose.
9) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
10) Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
11) Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyse and interpret results for investigating engineering problems.

Course - Learning Outcome Relationship

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
           
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility.
2) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.
3) Ability to communicate effectively i Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language.
4) Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
5) Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way so as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. (Realistic constraints and conditions may include factors such as economic and environmental issues, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health, safety isuues, and social and political issues according to the nature of the design.)
6) Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.
7) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
8) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modelling methods for this purpose.
9) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
10) Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
11) Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyse and interpret results for investigating engineering problems.

Learning Activity and Teaching Methods

Expression
Brainstorming/ Six tihnking hats
Individual study and homework
Lesson
Reading
Homework

Assessment & Grading Methods and Criteria

Assessment & Grading

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 12 % 10
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 50
total % 100
PERCENTAGE OF SEMESTER WORK % 50
PERCENTAGE OF FINAL WORK % 50
total % 100

Workload and ECTS Credit Grading

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Homework Assignments 4 16 64
Quizzes 3 12 36
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 3 3
Total Workload 195