School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Health and Well-being (15 credits)

Module code: SBC5215

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Off-Campus Visit
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 5, 6: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 5, 6: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8: Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8: Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Dr Elke Vlemincx
Overlap: SBC5216
Prerequisite: None

The module is an interdisciplinary module integrating the fields of psychology, medicine and humanities. The module does not require prior knowledge in this area. All content will be introduced at a basic level and further elaborated upon during each class. Selected topics will be introduced that allow in depth discussions of interactions between psychology (with a special focus on positive psychological variables, e.g. positive expectations, social support, positive emotions, positive cognitions such as optimism, mindfulness), health and medicine (e.g. health behaviours, prevention, onset, progression and treatment of mental and physical disease and underlying neural processes), and liberal arts (e.g. arts, literature and music), and the consideration of humanities in these interactions (e.g. sociology, anthropology, philosophy, politics and ethics).

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Practical
Level: 5