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Undergraduate | MAQ-PSYX2224 | 2023

Psychology, Health and Wellbeing

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Start dates
20 Feb 2023
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
18 weeks

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Psychology, Health and Wellbeing

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Identify and critically evaluate the major theories and types of empirical research that attempt to explain health related behaviour.
    2. Critically evaluate the public health approaches to health behaviour change through different health communications.
    3. Explain the role of cognitive, affective, cultural and demographic factors as determinants of health status.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of stress and coping and its relation to chronic illness.
    5. Identify common approaches to modifying health beliefs and behaviours, and enhancing coping in the illness context through intervention.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-PSY-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Psychology

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

and one of

and one of


NCCW (pre-2020 units) PSY224
Pre-requisite (PSYC104 or PSYU1104 or PSYX104 or PSYX1104) AND (PSYC105 or PSYU1105 or PSYX105 or PSYX1105) or (PSYX1101 and PSYX1102 and STAX1103)
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
PSYU2224 Psychology, Health and Wellbeing

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Psychology