Effective Interventions in Health Psychology
Ready to roll-up your sleeves? Develop an intervention for a real-life scenario in health psychology – the study of how psychological factors impact health. Review literature in the area your intervention handles and then evaluate your pilot.
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- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- examine the main models used within health psychology
- compare and contrast models of health behaviour in predicting different health behaviours in different populations
- evaluate the different models that may underpin the prevention of disease and maintenance of health across the lifespan
- evaluate frameworks that inform intervention design
- demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully design a health-based intervention.
- Introduction to health models
- Health Belief Model /Protection Motivation Theory
- Social cognition theory/self-efficacy
- The theory of planned behaviour
- Stage models/Health Action Process Approach
- Habit theory/ Temporal self-regulation theory
- Revision session
- Behaviour change techniques
- Using theory in intervention design
- How to design interventions
- Acceptability of interventions
- Efficacy of interventions
- Evaluation of interventions
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 currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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
Student will be given the opportunity to develop an intervention based on health psychology models. The process can be followed from start to finish allowing the individual to utilise knowledge and skills gained in other subjects of study. Students enrolled in this subject will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key models and theories in Health Psychology. The aim of this subject of study is to allow students to identify an area of Health Psychology where an intervention would be appropriate, review existing literature on the topic, formulate the intervention, and evaluate the intervention at a pilot level.
If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
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- Written Assignment (35%)
- Exploration of Models (20%)
- Evaluation of an Intervention (45%)
Textbooks are not required.