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Health Psyhchology: Course Outline (Apsy.3202)

Health psychology is a specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior, and social factors influence health and illness. Other terms including medical psychology and behavioral medicine are sometimes used interchangeably with the term hea

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Course Outcome

At the completion of this course the students will be able to:
a) Able to describe the concept health psychology and apply principles of Health
Psychology in learning and developing healthy and unhealthy behaviors
b) understand the psychological interventions appropriate for managing health
conditions, for disease prevention, promoting health behaviors, and health
c) Able to describe Islamic perspective of health, determinants of health, and
principals of health as well as guidelines on health promotion.