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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- 26 May 2019
- 25 Aug 2019
- 24 Nov 2019
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- 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
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Web links
- Study guide
- Resources and Links
- Audio-Video streaming
No eligibility requirements
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This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition course coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.
In this subject students will develop the foundation knowledge for working with individuals in health and human services settings. Students will learn how particular characteristics and actions of an individual impact on health and welfare outcomes. Students 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 (1000 words equiv) (20%)
- 700 word written reflection (15%)
- 3 x 25mins Mastery Quizzes (45%)
- Written assignment (1500 words equiv) (20%)
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Textbook information is pending.