Psychological Health and Illness
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- 27 Feb 2023
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- Evaluate and integrate knowledge about a range of individual, social and cultural factors that influence psychological health and illness.
- Characterise the contributing factors, perspectives, and diagnostic approaches in clinical case studies, including individual differences and culture.
- Critically review the literature to produce a sound written argument.
- Work cohesively as a group to deliver a professional oral presentation.
- Critically analyse different theoretical, clinical, and public health perspectives on psychological health and illness.
- • Individual, social, and cultural factors that influence psychological health.
- • Anxiety and depression.
- • Stress and trauma.
- • The brain, mind, and mental health.
- • Addiction.
- • Relationships between physical and mental health.
- • Public and population mental health.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:and one of
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed PSY2ACH (Abnormal, Clinical and Health Psychology) are ineligible to enrol in this subject. Prerequisites: Must have passed subjects PSY2PRM and PSY2DEV.
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In this subject you will learn about the biological, social, and psychological factors that influence our psychological health. You will examine definitions and experiences of mental health and illness from a theoretical, clinical, and public health perspective. Concepts such as stigma, diagnostic approaches, and cultural perspectives will be investigated with regards to psychological health and illness.
- Group Oral Presentation (5 min per member; 500-word equivalent). (15%)
- Critical Essay (1500 words). (35%)
- Exam (2 hours, 2000 words equivalent). (50%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 26 May 23
Textbook information is pending.