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Applications of Health Psychology Academic Credits

Applications of Health Psychology Academic Credits

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Credits

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Psychology Specialisations

Course type


Course Summary

The content of this course will introduce students to the knowledge and skills relevant to working with other professionals and a range of client groups across the lifespan. This will include the appropriate use of communication and interviewing skills such as development of rapport and trust, questioning, reinforcement, reflection of content and feeling, and non-verbal communication. Students will be encouraged to compare and contrast a range of interventions applicable to health psychology settings and health and well-being outcomes (e.g. cognitive- behavioural approaches, motivational interviewing). Students will develop an understanding of the issues relevant to the design and evaluation of a range of interventions including knowledge of: health needs assessment, the process of formulation, based on assessment, which informs choice of intervention, and behaviour change techniques. This module will also cover the legal and statutory obligations and restrictions on health psychology practice in the UK and will recognise the need to take responsibility for their own professional development (e.g. through PDP), and should therefore understand the principles and utility of critical self-reflection for their development as trainee health psychologists.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


6 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good undergraduate degree in Psychology (Upper Second Class or above). If students have a 2:2 degree in psychology and/or relevant work experience in a health care setting they may be accepted.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University has decades of experience providing first-rate postgraduate education across a broad range of disciplines. The award-winning institution offers courses designed in collaboration with learning industry experts in a bid to provide solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare...more