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.
- Why might the biopsychosocial model of health and wellness be a more valid approach to health than the medical model?
- To what extent does belief play a role in health?
- How do researchers measure risk and protective factors in health psychology?
Lesson planner: Determinants of health
|Activities and assessments|
|Lesson 1||LP 1: Introduction to the biopsychosocial model of well being.|
|Lesson 2||LP 2: Health beliefs and dispositional factors.|
|Lesson 3||LP 3: Risk and protective factors in health|