Health psychology investigates how the way we behave influences health, and illness and how we care for people living with long-term conditions. A health psychologist uses their knowledge of psychology to understand health behaviours and to develop psychological interventions to support behaviour change. They perform a vital role in a variety of areas such as:
- Assisting patients with their emotional and psychological needs
- Working alongside healthcare professionals to help them establish clear communication and productive relationships with patients
- Working with health and social care organisations to develop protocols to engender good health and wellbeing
From health inequalities and public health to psychobiology of illness and long-term conditions, the Health Psychology MSc will provide an in-depth understanding of the theory underpinning health psychology. This course has been designed to give you an ideal base for a rewarding career in health psychology and related fields.