Advancements in Health Psychology
Health psychology covers how psychology, behaviour and culture affect health. In this course, learn how evidence can be used to tackle issues in the space. Choose a research question, evaluate literature on the topic, and come up with a solution.
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- 01 Jun 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- synthesise literature to formulate a research question related to health psychology
- formulate an appropriate research strategy to find, collate and evaluate evidence
- evaluate and synthesise literature and communicate professionally to answer a specific research question related to health psychology.
- Background and review question + effective time management
- Search Strategy and Method of study selection and finalising papers
- Quality assessment
- Future thoughts and writing final report
- Writing a journal article
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
No special requirements
This subject provides students with knowledge and skills relating to evidence-informed practice with particular client groups and presenting issues within health psychology. Students will engage with and evaluate contemporary best practice evidence in selected areas. Students will undertake a research project to answer a question about a specific area of health psychology.
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- Research Protocol (40%)
- Systematic Review (60%)
Textbooks are not required.