2013 - 2014
Undergraduate Catalogue

SC414  Seminar: Psychosocial Factors in Health, Illness, and Medicine     (3.00 cr.)

Prerequisite: SC101 and SC102, or SC210. Restricted to juniors and seniors. Examines psychosocial and behavioral factors which contribute to health and illness and influence the ways that medical care is delivered. Etiological factors studied include stress and coping, health promotion behaviors such as diet and exercise, and disease causation factors such as use of legal and illicit substances. Examines how knowledge regarding these factors can be applied in a medical care context, including how health care providers can help patients achieve behavior change. Special emphasis is put on the role of health care providers in helping patients to manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Seminar format with enrollment limited to 15 students.

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