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Module code:PSYC3109(Add to my personalised list)
Title:The Psychology of Health Risks
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Dr Helene Joffe
Organiser's location:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Available for students in Year(s):3,
Module prerequisites:Students must have relevant lower level Psychology or equivalent. Non-Psychology students wishing to take this course as an elective need to contact the Psychology Third Year Tutor. Affiliate students need to contact the UG Teaching Administrator for Psychology. Without tutor agreement the choice will not be approved on Portico. Please see the information sheet on this webpage: 
Module outline:The foci of the module are the communication of risk in the doctor-patient relationship and its impact on lay conceptions of risk and adherence issues, the contents of lay understandings of health risks and how mass mediated health campaigns and media reportage of health threats construct the sense of vulnerability, blame, and stigma in the public. 
Module aims:This module examines the public response to health risks. Such responses are informed by the mass media, among other factors. The course therefore examines the link between media treatment of health risks, such as pandemics, and lay responses to these both at the level of representation and behaviour. The module also explores what ‘works’ in terms of health campaigns devised to engineer change in audience risk behaviours, and finally, at the communication of risk in the doctor-patient relationship.  
Module objectives:The module equips students to focus on forces that shape lay responses to health risks, including behaviour change in the face of such risks. The lectures provide guided reading with the intention that students develop their own interests in the field. 
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Module assessment:Unseen three-hour written examination 100.00%.
Taking this module as an option?:Not without pre-requisites and approval, see above 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)Moving to Moodle for 2013-14 
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