PSYC 103: Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare III

Class Program
Degree Code
Social Science
Credits 1 Lecture Hours 11
This is the third 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.


PSYC 102 or instructor permission.


NUR 130 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. Discuss cultural issues that influence family dynamics throughout the lifespan.
  2. Describe legal and ethical issues in mental health care.
  3. Compare and contrast the psychosocial stressors related to illness and/or hospitalization for infants and children at different levels of growth and development.
Institutional Outcomes
IO1 Communication: Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
Course Content Outline
  1. Settings for mental health care delivery
  2. Mental Health Care legal and ethical issues
  3. Cognitive and emotional Developmental theories
  4. Influence of Culture on family dynamics
Department Guidelines
PO5 should be assessed: Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.