PSYPRO4501 - Health Psychology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 A

Course content

The subject includes theories and models to understand the relationship between behavior and health. Different biopsychosocial factors will be emphasized in the understanding of physical and mental health, both with regard to promotion and maintenance of health and in prevention of illness. Relevant topics are quality of life, stress and coping with stress, pain, serious and chronic illness and death, and social support.


Learning outcome


  • The student becomes familiar with the influence of psychological and social factors on health, well-being and illness.
  • The student has knowledge and insight into relevant theories and empirical data within the health psychology fields. 


  • The student has knowledge about the literature and can develop relevant research question(s) and write a term paper within the field.
  • The student can seek in central databases for relevant scientific publications within the field of health psychology.

General competence:

  • The student is familiar with central concepts and theories, and shall be able to report research findings, both orally and in written form, within the field of health psychology.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and individual guidance.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Clinical Psychology Programme (CPSY)
Clinical Psychology Programme, 6 years (CPSY6)
Psychology (MPSY)

Required previous knowledge

When available capacity, students from Master in Psychology may do this course.

Course materials

See Reading list.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSYPRO4075 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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