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
School of Psychological Sciences
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||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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|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any College.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Weekly content module (asynchronous)
Weekly online self-directed practical activity (asynchronous)
Weekly, optional online drop in sessions (45 min, synchronous)
Assessment Task 1: Designing Health Promotion Material (group-based project), plus self-reflection (30%) Task length (2 page Infographic, plus 300 word maximum self-reflection)
Assessment Task 2: Case Study (individual assignment) (30%) Task Length 1,200 words maximum
Assessment Task 3: Final Exam (40%) Task length 2-hour exam
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