Undergraduate | LTU-PHE102 | 2023
Individual Determinants of Health
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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.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 12 weeks
- 27 Feb 2023,
- 29 May 2023,
- 28 Aug 2023,
- 27 Nov 2023
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
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.
- Psychological disorders.
- Health-risk behaviours.
- Behaviour change.
- Social psychology.
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 (600 words equivalent) (20%)
- Three individual online mastery tests 25 minutes each (1200 words equivalent) (30%)
- Written assignment (1200 words equiv) (30%)
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This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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16 student respondents between: 21 Nov 2022 - 08 Mar 2023.
87%of students felt the study load was manageable
93%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills
What to study next?
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees
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