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Health & Rehabilitation Psychology

Enrolment code: KHA209/309

Offered: Hobart: semester 2

Special note: This is an elective unit, which may be studied at the 200 level or 300 level by students who have completed or are enrolled in the 200 level core units.

Unit description:

Students are introduced to basic concepts and theoretical ideas in health psychology, and the contribution of psychology to understanding health and well-being is examined. A framework for understanding health-related behaviours such as disordered eating and substance abuse is also provided. Lectures in rehabilitation psychology examine issues related to vocational rehabilitation counselling.

In the laboratory component students are introduced to measurement in health psychology, illness as an experience, body image, abnormal appetites and addictions, lifestyle change and the effects of bodily conditions on mental functioning.

Staff PJ Ball (Coordinator), Dr J Haines, Dr R Burton Smith For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x1-hr lectures, 2-hr lab class weekly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites (KHA101 and KHA102 ) or KHA100 or (HGP101 and HGP102)  
Corequisites KHA201  
Mutual exclusions KHA254/354, KHA216, KHA217, KHA316, KHA210, KHA310, KHA317  
Assessment mode 2-hr exam in Nov (50%), assignments totalling 2,500 words (50%). Satisfactory performance in the lab component is required for a full pass Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Rice PL, Health Psychology, ISBN 0534339158 Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Psychology  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Bachelor of Science (See also combined degrees)
Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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