Courses Catalogue

Behavioural Sciences

COURSE CODE: MPP 1103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

2.   Course Justification/Rationale

 

This course provides the student with the knowledge of behavioural sciences – psychology, sociology and anthropology necessary for understanding their application in clinical practice. Health effects can be created or exacerbated by harmful behaviours (smoking, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, excessive alcohol consumption, and risky sexual behaviours). Similarly, psychological, social, biological, and behavioural factors have been shown to influence disease risk and illness recurrence. Such mind–body interactions and  behavioural  influences  on  health  and  disease  are  important  concepts  to  which medical students should be exposed. Students should also graduate with an understanding of how their background and beliefs can affect patient care and their own well-being; how they can best interact with patients and their families; how cultural issues influence health  care;  and  how  social  factors,  such  as  health  policy  and  economics,  affect physicians' ability to provide optimal care for their patients.

 

3.   Course Description

 

This course introduces the principles and concepts of behavioural science. The topics covered include; Principles of Psychology, Goals of Psychology, Personality, Human Learning, Memory, Perception, Medical Sociology, Social Anthropology, Classification of Psychological Disor<


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