ORG HC004 - Psychology of Health, Illness and Wellness

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28 CE hours

This is a course that investigates the individual experience of health, wellness and disease. Topics covered include healthy aging, the role of lifestyle in disease prevention, mind/body approaches to wellness and contributions of positive psychology to overall well being. Students will take a systems approach in exploring the ways in which our culture supports and limits good health, and a review of recent research on health promotion in multicultural settings within a public health framework.

Learning goals: Upon completion students will:

  • Understand the contextual nature of the experience of health and illness
  • Have a working knowledge of accepted guidelines of "lifestyle medicine"
  • Understand the role of culture and society in health