Individual Determinants of Health - 2018

Unit summary

PHE102

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment - Report (1500 words equiv) (20%) , Quizzes - 3 x 20mins Mastery Quizzes (45%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,169.00
HECS 1,169.00
International 1,450.00

In this subject students will develop the foundation knowledge for working with individuals in health and human services settings. Students will learn how particular characteristics and actions of an individual impact on health and welfare outcomes. Students will be: (i) presented with frameworks, including a developmental perspective, for understanding how the characteristics and actions of individuals impact on health outcomes; (ii) provided with foundation knowledge for understanding how individuals present in, and progress through, health settings; and (iii) reviewing theoretical approaches to producing individual change in health and well-being settings.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explore aspects of human behaviour across the lifespan from a psychosocial perspective through the study of fundamental psychological theories and concepts (health)
  2. apply psychological theories and concepts of human behaviour across the lifespan to real-world settings
  3. examine the concept of reflection on practice and apply this to professional and individual development.
  • Assignment — Report (1500 words equiv) (20%)
  • Quizzes — 3 x 20mins Mastery Quizzes (45%)
  • Reflective Task — Reflective essay (800 word eq) (15%)
  • Report — Case report (1000 words equiv) (20%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Additional materials — The required textbook, Individual Determinants of Health and Human Behaviour 1st edition, is available in print (see Textbook section) and eText - http://www.pearson.com.au/9781488618277
  • Other special requirement — This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Learning Principles
2Human Development
3Memory
4Intelligence
5Psychological Disorders
6Health-Risk Behaviours
7Motivation
8Behaviour Change
9Social Psychology
10Communication
11Personality
12Pain
13Emotions
14Stress

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Study Guide

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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