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Research Masters

Course: Health Psychology; advanced course

Building on the course “Health Psychology”, this course focuses on four important themes in the field of health psychology, namely etiology of illness and survival, advances in health behaviour theory & research, psychological interventions for patients with a somatic illness, and dyadic coping. The aim is to provide knowledge and insight in the most recent developments in psychological and medical-sociological theories relevant for theory-driven research in medical settings, as well as for evaluating the effects of psychosocial interventions among patients with a somatic disease.

Each topic will be addressed in two meetings (2 hours each).

1.      During the first meeting, the group will discuss relevant literature. Students receive a reading assignment to prepare themselves for this discussion.

2.      For the second meeting, students will receive a writing assignment (± 750 words), which can vary from “write a critical review of the literature” to “write a newspaper article based on the literature”. During the meeting, students will receive feedback from fellow students and the teacher.

The course will be completed with a final assignment. Students have to search for additional literature and write an essay with respect to one of the four research themes. One of the teachers will supervise and be available for providing feedback. The paper will be graded by the teacher and the coordinator.

Material 
Compulsory: Selected papers (will be distributed at the start of the course) 

Grading based on writing assignments 
The first four writing assignments make up 50% of the final grade, the final assignment makes up the other 50% of the grade:  
(Mean(Assignment 1, Assignment 2, Assignment 3, Assignment 4) + Final Assignment) / 2.

For this course basic knowledge of Health Psychology is required. 

The deadline for the assignment is 17:00 h, Thursday, May 28 

Schedule and locations

Preliminary schedule

Session

 

Date

Theme

Task

Time

Teacher

Meeting 1

Tuesday March 3

Introduction

 

13.00-13.30

Hagedoorn

Meeting 2

Thursday March 12

Dyadic coping

Reading assignment  

13.00-15.00

Hagedoorn

Meeting 3

Thursday March 19

Dyadic coping

Writing assignment  

13.00-15.00

Hagedoorn

Meeting 4

Tuesday March 24

Advances in health behaviour change models

 

Reading assignment

13.00-15.00

Pool

Meeting 5

Tuesday March 31

Etiology of illness and survival

 

Reading assignment

13.00-15.00

Ranchor/van Tuijl

Meeting 6

Tuesday April 7

Etiology of illness and survival

Writing assignment

13.00-15.00

Ranchor/ van Tuijl

Meeting 7

Thursday April 16                                                  

Psychological interventions

Reading assignment  

13.00-15.00

Sanderman

Meeting 8

Thursday April 23

Advances in health behaviour change models

 

Writing assignment

13.00-15.00

Pool

Meeting 9

Thursday April 30

Psychological interventions

Writing assignment

13.00-15.00

Sanderman

Meeting 10

Thursday April 30

Introduction final assignment

 

15.00-15.30

Hagedoorn

Meeting 11

Student makes appointment with teacher

Individual meeting with teacher

Feedback on final assignment

 

One of the above

Coordinator

prof. dr. M. Hagedoorn, e-mail mariet.hagedoorn@umcg.nl, 050-3616662

Teachers

prof. dr. M. Hagedoorn

dr. G. Pool, e-mail g.pool@umcg.nl

prof. dr. A.V. Ranchor, e-mail a.v.ranchor@umcg.nl

prof. dr. R. Sanderman, e-mail r.sanderman@umcg.nl

Date

March 3–May 28, 2020

Time

13:00–17:00

EC (with exam)

5

Location address

See 'schedule and locations'
Groningen

Course coordinator

  • Prof. Mariët Hagedoorn

Language

English

Vacancies

enough

Registration

starting December 16, 2019 09:00

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