Cardiac Psychology
This module addresses current research in the psychology of coronary heart disease. Specific attention will be paid to what is known about the interaction of psychological, social and biological factors in coronary heart disease and the implications for prevention of heart disease and rehabilitation following diagnosis of heart disease. Topics to be covered include the physiology of the cardiovascular system, the nature of cardiovascular disease, research methods used in cardiac psychology, the role of psychosocial and genetic factors in hypertension and CHD interventions for reducing cardiac risk, and psychological factors in cardiac rehabilitation.
Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 0-3-0-2-5
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of instructor
Preclusion(s): PL6215 in AY2006/07
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week