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HAD 570 Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability (4625) (3 credits)

A survey of psychological, social, and behavioral theories and principles as they relate to the experiences of chronic illness and disability. The course will emphasize the impact of these experiences on the patient in terms of motivation and life satisfaction, restructuring social support systems, and changes in psychosocial/developmental needs. Attention will be given to the changing role of the health professional as direct care provider, manager, consultant, and advocate.

Prerequisite: all five core courses.