Introduction to Health Psychology
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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply theories of health behaviour to understanding health risk and protective behaviours
- describe the impact of illness on the individual and their family
- compare strategies for changing risk behaviours
- An Introduction to Health Psychology
- Health Inequalities
- Health Risk Behaviour
- Health Enhancing Behaviour focus on Diet
- Health Enhancing Behaviour focus on Physical Activity
- Health Risk Behaviour focus on Drinking, Drug Use and Sexual Behaviour Strategies for changing risk behaviour
- Stress, health and illness Impact of illness focus on cancer
- Pain Improving Health and Quality of Life Careers using health psychology
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This subject provides an introduction to health psychology in the Australian context. You will learn about how psychological theory can be applied to understanding health enhancing behaviours and health risk behaviours. In addition you will explore the impact of living with illness and pain and strategies for improving health and quality of life.
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- Written Assignment (40%)
- Case Study (60%)
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