Courses & Units

Health Psychology KHA749

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


The unit provides an overview of theories, core skills and practice issues in health psychology intervention and prevention. This unit examines the relationship between psychological functioning and health related issues with emphasis given to working with people who are currently ill and those who are engaging in behaviours that are not health protective.


Unit name Health Psychology
Unit code KHA749
Credit points 6.25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Sarah Dawkins
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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Learning Outcomes

  • Outline the specific psychosocial issues pertaining to some of the illnesses affecting Australians.
  • Describe the aims and core components of health psychology intervention.
  • Describe an overview of innovative therapy program to promote adjustment to a chronic illness, or reduce/manage a health problem.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with clients with chronic health problems
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
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Teaching Pattern

No teach out is required as continuing students will be transferred into new units.

AssessmentCase based Treatment Plan (60%)|Therapy Manual. (40%)
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