After an introduction, the text is split into four key sections that should suit all curricula:
- Psychology and Health covers core health psychology topics such as stress, symptom perception, health behavior and chronic illness.
- Basic Foundations of Psychology covers topics from biological, developmental, cognitive and social psychology that are relevant to medicine.
- Body Systems covers psychological research specific to body systems, including cardiovascular, respiratory, gastro-intestinal, immunology and reproduction.
- Healthcare Practice covers clinical skills and practice, including chapters on evidence-based medicine, communication skills and psychological intervention.
With a full color text design, each chapter follows the same accessible format which includes summaries, learning objectives, case studies, research examples, applications to clinical practice, further reading and short answer questions. They include the latest psychological theory and research evidence.