Singapore University of Social Sciences

Health and Well-being (PSY375)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

Building on the fundamentals learnt in PSY265 Health Psychology, this course focuses on the application of health psychology principles in optimal functioning and well-being in everyday life. Examining lifestyle, social and biological factors, this course provides students with an in- depth understanding of how they can better manage their lifestyle choices to stay healthy. This course may serve as useful preparation for students who are keen to become certified leaders in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), and help others manage chronic diseases to maintain a healthy lifestyle. CDSMP is a certification course developed by Stanford University, and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital is licensed to run the course in Singapore.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Stress and health
  • Stress, illness, and the immune system
  • Personality and stress
  • Anxiety, anger, and depression
  • Interpersonal stress
  • Job stress
  • Coping: Cognitive and behavioural strategies
  • Physical activity
  • Nutrition
  • Relaxation strategies
  • Meditation, yoga, and biofeedback
  • Guidelines for stress management and well-being enhancement

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the role of stress in health and well-being.
  • Analyse the various factors that influence health and well-being from a transdisciplinary perspective.
  • Evaluate the importance of health-protective factors in living a healthy lifestyle.
  • Assess the effectiveness of coping strategies for improved health and well-being.
  • Develop a multidisciplinary plan to help others lead healthier lifestyles.
  • Apply theory to practice by monitoring and managing lifestyle choices for optimal functioning and well-being.
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