This unit introduces students to major theoretical and empirical perspectives on the psychology of health and wellbeing. It examines the psychosocial determinants of health and wellness as well as psychological theories of health protection and illness prevention. Issues relating to the psychological aspects of illness causation and interpretation, prevention, maintenance of primary prevention, and chronic diseases will be covered. Further, the unit will cover major sources of stress and models of stress and coping. Mechanisms, theories and principles of behaviour change will be explored, as well as communication skills needed to work with groups and individuals engaging in behaviour change. As such, experience in team-building will feature in this unit as students will serve as a resource for each other's learning experience.
|Unit name||Health and Psychological Wellbeing|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Dr Michael Quinn
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,445.00||090701|
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PSY124 or KHA111
1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour tutorial fortnightly.
Problem solving assignment (1,500 word 40%),
Practice based assignment (500 words plus 15 minute presentation, 50%),
Online quizzes (10%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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