Advanced Research And Analysis
Students continue with their mastery of research techniques by conducting research projects, learning additional research tactics and reporting in APA style. The application of descriptive statistical techniques is stressed.
Anatomy And Physiology
Students will learn basic human anatomy and physiology and psycho-immunology to understand the impact of environmental and psychological stressors on the individual.
Arts and Our World
Students will learn to view the world differently by learning to think critically and interact differently with various art forms, such as painting, sculpture, music, theatre and film. The artistic process and creativity are a special focus.
Changing the behavior of individuals practicing unhealthy life styles begins with an understanding of the rewards and circumstances that encourage such behavior. The strategies and techniques for behavior change that students learn are the foundation for encouraging better health practices.
Attitudes, thinking, reasoning and concept formation all affect health-related behaviors. Students will study cognitive psychology to better understand this Influence and to prepare strategies that effect positive cognition regarding healthy practices and clinical applications.
Human Development Across The life Span
The developmental stages and cycles of human life from birth to death are the primary content. Healthy practices throughout the lifespan are emphasized and positive and practical strategies for increased psychological and physical health are central to the course.
Students will study the influence of group norms on individual behavior: the role of group variables in the formation of attitudes, values, and other influences upon the individual as well as the examination of the fundamental research in the area. Particular attention is focused on the groups and cultural influence on health-related behaviors.
Introduction to Theories of Counseling
Students will learn about the major modern theories of counseling and clinical /health psychology as well as modern techniques for interview strategies that determine the needs for counseling/ clinical/ health psychology interventions. Students will also learn about effective, evidence-based intervention techniques to change attitudes and behavior.
Politics, Economics, America and the Future
Students will learn about global conflicts, economic supremacy and failures, the progress of social reform and human rights and cultural change in the context of the variety of American life. The course will enable students to think critically about the United States’ role in the global community, and to better understand the policy decisions through a study of the history of the country.
Management Of Personal Life Styles
Students will consider and make choices about their personal life styles and the impact on health and well-being. Best practices for physical and psychological health are emphasized.
Values And Culture - Medical Ethics
Students participate in a general introduction to philosophical field of ethics and to the applied ethics in the specialized field of medical and psychological ethical practice.
Scientific And Technical Writing
Students learn to write technical papers and reports of research in American Psychological Association style. Sound grammar and clarity of expression are core elements of this course.
Statistics For Psychologists*
Students will review fundamental descriptive and learn inferential statistics applications as well as the basics of the widely used statistical analysis program SPSS. Additional statistical techniques will be taught and psychological research reports interpreted in order to prepare students for work in the field.
Seminar In Clinical And Health I*
This course serves as an introductory course to the science and practice of clinical and health psychology. The course will examine biological, psychological, social, and behavioral factors that influence individual mental and physical health. The course will focus on prevention, assessment, and treatment of a variety of mental and physical health problems.
Seminar In Clinical And Health II*
In this course, students will participate in a series of visits to public health institutions, offices and agencies in Oklahoma City, USA. Lectures and presentations by leaders and experts in the clinical / health field will offer the latest information about clinical and psychological health practices and procedures. Part II compliments Part I of the course by helping students make the connection between theory and application within the field.
* 3 weeks residency at OCU Campus
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 30 (lecture)
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 30 (tutorial)
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