PSYC 102: Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare II

Class Program
Degree Code
Social Science
Credits 1 Lecture Hours 11
This is the second in a series of five courses exploring fundamental concepts of psychosocial healthcare management. Examines some determinants of health and illness across the lifespan, including social, psychosocial, environmental, spiritual and cultural dimensions.



NUR 120 or instructor permission.
Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Identify psychosocial factors that affect mental health.
  2. Discuss the psychosocial, emotional, and coping responses to selected acute and chronic medical disorders.
  3. Describe how various Health Belief Models can be used to accomplish the goals of Healthy People 2020.
  4. Describe the social impact of common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and dementia.
Institutional Outcomes
IO1 Communication: Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
Course Content Outline
  1. Concepts of Mental Health and Mental Illness
  2. Factors affecting mental health and coping mechanisms
  3. Health belief models
  4. Impact of common mental health conditions (Anxiety, Depression and Dementia)
Department Guidelines
PO5 should be assessed: Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.