Courses & Units

Stress, Self-Care and Mindfulness PSY114

Hobart

Introduction

In this online unit you will learn about a range of contemporary approaches to stress management which can be applied by individuals. As a foundation, you will learn about: the concept of stress as it is understood within the biopsychosocial model of health; the impacts of stress on the brain and body; and how stress affects people’s general health and wellbeing. Then you will explore the theory and practice of stress management approaches within a self-care content. Approaches include mindfulness and meditation, positive psychology (e.g., gratitude, flow), biobehavioural approaches (e.g., exercise, nutrition, sleep), and creativity. You will also investigate the role of technology on both sides of the stress equation (technology as a stressor and as a coping/self-care tool). Finally, you will consider what motivates people and the meanings people ascribe to their lives, and how these relate to psychological wellbeing. Throughout the unit, there is a focus on learning to adopt healthy thoughts and behaviours as part of a self-care approach and employing the scientist-practitioner model to critically evaluate claims made about stress management. In each weekly online module, content is presented via text, images, videos, and audio recordings. Readings will focus on research findings which provide an evidence base for the approaches discussed in the unit. In practical activities, you will apply the stress management techniques discussed in the unit content, and reflect on your experience.

Summary

Unit name Stress, Self-Care and Mindfulness
Unit code PSY114
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator

Kate Talsma

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 090799

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Anti-requisite (mutually exclusive): CXA006

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Each week: 1 x 2 hour lecture; 1 x 2 hour tutorial

Assessment
  • Online Quizzes: 20% (10 x 2%)
  • Discussion board posts applying stress management strategies: 30% (10 x 3%)
  • Contribution to the online learning environment: 5%
  • Presentation: 45%
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Textbooks

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