Unit plan: Determinants of health

Below you will find a unit planner for the "determinants of health" module of the health psychology option.

This unit begins by examining the biopsychosocial model of health and wellness.  We then explore the role of dispositional factors and health beliefs before looking at risk and protective factors. 

The outline below reflects good practice and is by no means the only way to teach the unit.  The plans below are based on an every-other-day 80-minute block schedule.

For links to activities, you will find them under Teaching ideas.

Essential questions

  1. Why might the biopsychosocial model of health and wellness be a more valid approach to health than the medical model?
  2. To what extent does belief play a role in health?
  3. How do researchers measure risk and protective factors in health psychology?

Lesson planner: Determinants of health

                   Activities and assessments
Lesson 1LP 1: Introduction to the biopsychosocial model of well being.
Lesson 2LP 2: Health beliefs and dispositional factors.
Lesson 3LP 3: Risk and protective factors in health


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Comments 3

Christina Blicher Johnsen 2 October 2018 - 19:45

Hi John,
is there really no content here, or is it my computer playing tricks on me?
Thank you for answering.

John Crane 3 October 2018 - 05:02

Dear Christina

There are no lesson plans yet for this part of the unit. It is only the content listed in the guide. I hope to have all lesson plans up before January. Right now, Laura and I are trying to get Development and Abnormal completed first.

Christina Blicher Johnsen 3 October 2018 - 07:41

Great, thanks, John. I was just not sure about it. Thank you for your great work!
Best regards,