Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. explore aspects of human behaviour across the lifespan from a psychosocial perspective through the study of fundamental psychological theories and concepts (health)
  2. apply psychological theories and concepts of human behaviour across the lifespan to real-world settings
  3. examine the concept of reflection on practice and apply this to professional and individual development.
  • Topics
    • Learning Principles
    • Human Development
    • Memory
    • Intelligence
    • Psychological Disorders
    • Health-Risk Behaviours
    • Motivation
    • Behaviour Change
    • Social Psychology
    • Communication
    • Personality
    • Pain
    • Emotions
    • Stress
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Web links
    • Print Materials
      • Study guide
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Quizzes

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    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) reviewing theoretical approaches to producing individual change in health and well-being settings.

  • Assignment 1 - Case report (1000 words equiv) (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - 800 word individual essay (15%)
  • Assignment 3 - 3 x 20mins Mastery Quizzes (45%)
  • Assignment 4 - Report (1500 words equiv) (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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