Advanced Health Psychology
|Course code PSYC3500||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology|
Forms part of an Australian Psychological Society accredited sequence.
This course examines the relationship between mental and physical health.
We look at how physical illness can impact on mental well being, how individuals can improve their physical well being using behavioural change, and how organizations and psychologists can promote healthy behaviour in individuals and populations.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course students will:|
1. Understand the important relationships between psychological factors and health;
2. Understand psychological strategies for intervening in a professional manner in health contexts;
3. Have the ability to define health, within a biopsychosocial framework;
4. Be able to describe some of the measures used to assess health and related issues;
5. Be able to identify some of the opportunities for psychologists to work within the health area;
6. Have the ability to identify some of the key models of health behaviour and behaviour change, and intervention approaches, underpinning the field of Health Psychology.
|Content||The course content covers four main areas of Health Psychology|
1) Health Psychology in an epistemological framework.
2) How health problems impact on individuals' well being.
3) How changes in behaviour can have a positive influence on a person's quality of life.
4) Broad biopsychosocial influences on health, and interventions which address them.
PSYC3000, PSYC3001, PSYC3400 PSYC3501, PSYC3600, PSYC3700
|Transition||Not to count with PSYC3050.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Students considering enrolling in this 3000 level course should have successfully completed all the first year units and at least half the second year units of the degree program in which they are enrolled, in order to have sufficient requisite knowledge, understanding and generic skills.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for PSYC3500|