Courses & Units

Health and Psychological Wellbeing PSY223

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Health and Psychological Wellbeing
Unit code PSY223
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Alexander O'Donnell
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 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 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain individual and population-based approaches to health, wellbeing, and coping.
  • Apply theoretical and empirical knowledge to explain and predict health behaviour.
  • Appraise the impacts of cross-cultural differences, gender, disease and chronic illness on health behaviour.
  • Communicate psychological health and well-being concepts for a range of audiences.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090701 $1,812.00 $850.00 $993.00 $2,445.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in the School of Psychological Sciences

Mutual Exclusions

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

KHA359

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hr weekly Online Lecture Modules

1 x 2 hr weekly Practicals

6hrs Independent Study per week

 

AssessmentFinal Exam (30%)|Designing Health Infographic (20%)|Infographic reflection (15%)|Case study (Individual assessment task) (35%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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