Psychology
Term : Spring 2019
Catalog Year : 2018-2019

PSY 623 - Bio-behavioral Health

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Description: The objective of this course is to introduce students to the interdisciplinary study of bio-behavioral health, which posits that human health is influenced by complex biological, behavioral, psychological and contextual variables. This seminar will provide students with an opportunity to critically evaluate the relevant literature and to develop a project related to bio-behavioral health. Course topics may include measurement in health research, theoretical models of human health, systems of the body, health disparities, behavioral risk factors, stress and health, management of chronic illnesses, and health-related interventions. Students will gain experience in critical evaluation of health literature by participating in class discussion, completing written assignments that synthesize course material, and producing a final paper and presentation that propose a study testing a bio-behavioral health hypothesis of their choosing. Letter grade only

Units: 3

Sections offered: Spring 2019

Prerequisite: Admission to Psychological Sciences MA