Advanced Health Psychology
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004
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.
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.
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
Not to count with PSYC3050.
PSYC2000, PSYC2400, PSYC2500 (or PSYC2070, PSYC2800, and PSYC2500)
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks