Health Psychology: The Intersection of Psychology and Medicine

This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders On-Campus program for high school students ages 15–18.

Gain an understanding of the mind-body connection in this introduction to health psychology. Explore current research topics, including health promotion, disease prevention, stress and coping, social support, health disparities, management of chronic and terminal illness, and caregiving. Pay special attention to the biopsychosocial model, which emphasizes the interactions among physical, mental/emotional and social factors in health and healthcare.

This course is ideal if you’re interested in health-related fields such as medicine, psychology, kinesiology, nursing or counselling.

Dr. DAVID KING, PhD, is an instructor in the Department of Psychology at UBC, and has been leading courses in personality, health psychology, and the psychology of death and dying since 2012. In addition to multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, he is also the co-author of two undergraduate textbooks. 

Course Format

This course is held on the UBC Vancouver campus. You attend class in-person 9am–12pm, Monday through Friday. After lunch, you attend university preparation workshops and participate in group activities on campus from 1:30–3pm. 

You can also join the Virtual Student Lounge, hosted by our UBC Student Ambassadors. Meet other UBC Future Global Leaders from across Canada and around the world.

To Register

After you add the course to your cart, you’re asked to complete your registration by creating a new account or logging in. If you are a parent, guardian or other adult registering for the first time on behalf of your student, please create the account in the name of the high school student attending UBC Future Global Leaders, not in your name.

To register, click “Open all” under Available Sessions, select the applicable Type under Fees / Tuition. You can pay a CAD$500 now or pay in full. Select “Scheduled Payment” if you wish to pay a CAD$500 deposit now and the balance later. We will automatically process the balance owing on May 13, 2022 for the Residence option and June 10, 2022 for the Commuter option. Do not select Scheduled Payment if you wish to pay in full now.

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