University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Psychological Approaches to Health and Management

This course has been specifically designed for health professionals or students with a health-related academic background, as well as graduates from a variety of disciplines who wish to pursue a career in primary and mental health. The course seeks to equip students with the managerial and clinical knowledge required for these roles, with a focus on professional skills; the role of stress in the development of illnesses; the impact of personality and lifestyle variables on health and illnesses; mental health; interventions; and links with areas such as human resource management and psychological testing. In addition the course seeks to develop understanding of the main models and theories in the field of health; mental health and occupational psychology; to provide an insight into the relationship between human sciences, and to provide knowledge of research skills needed in a practice setting.

Entry requirements

A good degree or equivalent qualification; and a pre-course interview.

Course modules

Effects of lifestyle and individual differences on health behaviour; effects of health interventions in areas such as alcohol use and chronic stress; psychological assessment from test administration to interpretation; research methods for health psychologists; occupational health psychology; managing people and leadership skills at work; mental health in primary care (management of depression, anxiety and other mental health problems in primary settings); stress, theories, measurement and management.

Assessment methods

Assessment consists of coursework (e.g. critical review, portfolio, essays and a research report); exams; presentations; practical work; logbook.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 11,000 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Luton Campus Luton LU1 3JU South East

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