Individual Determinants of Health
Learn how different characteristics, including intelligence and personality, impact on people’s health and welfare. Study fundamental health psychology theories and concepts, and their application in the social services and healthcare sectors.Learn about the human lifespan—the health and behaviour of newborns to the elderly in real settings.
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- 27 Feb 2023
- 29 May 2023
- 28 Aug 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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Explore aspects of human behaviour across the lifespan from a psychosocial perspective through the study of fundamental psychological theories and concepts (health).
Apply psychological theories and concepts of human behaviour across the lifespan to real-world settings.
Examine the concept of reflection on practice and apply this to professional and individual development.
- • Learning principles.
- • Human development.
- • Memory.
- • Intelligence.
- • Psychological disorders.
- • Health-risk behaviours.
- • Motivation.
- • Behaviour change.
- • Social psychology.
- • Communication.
- • Personality.
- • Pain.
- • Emotions.
- • Stress.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed PHE112 (Individual Determinants of Health) or PHE1IDH (Individual Determinants of Health) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
- Other requirements - Late enrolments are generally not permitted past the published close of application date for the study period. For students not enrolled in the prerequisite courses, you may be able to undertake these subjects with approval of your home course coordinator, please contact ASK La Trobe for assistance.
In this subject, you will develop the foundation knowledge for working with individuals in health and human services settings. You will learn how particular characteristics and actions of an individual impact on health and welfare outcomes. You 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) review theoretical approaches to producing individual change in health and well-being settings.
- Case Report (800 word equivalent) (20%)
- Written Reflection (800 words equivalent) (20%)
- Three individual online mastery tests 25 minutes each (1000 words equivalent) (30%)
- Written assignment (1200 words equiv) (30%)
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