Health and Psychological Wellbeing
Enrolments for this year have closed. Apply for 2022
- 21 Feb 2022
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain individual and population-based approaches to health, well-being and coping.
- Apply knowledge of theories to predict behaviour change.
- Evaluate how disease, chronic illness and cross-cultural differences impact on human behaviour.
- Demonstrate effective professional communication skills in the area of health and wellbeing.
- Psychology of health and wellbeing
- Psychosocial determinants of health and wellness
- Psychological aspects of illness and interpretation
- Maintenance of primary prevention
- Chronic diseases
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No additional requirements
This subject introduces students to major theoretical and empirical perspectives on the psychology of health and wellbeing. It examines the psychosocial determinants of health and wellness as well as psychological theories of health protection and illness prevention. Issues relating to the psychological aspects of illness causation and interpretation, prevention, maintenance of primary prevention, and chronic diseases will be covered. Further, the subject will cover major sources of stress and models of stress and coping. Mechanisms, theories and principles of behaviour change will be explored, as well as communication skills needed to work with groups and individuals engaging in behaviour change. As such, experience in team-building will feature in this subject as students will serve as a resource for each other's learning experience.
- Problem solving assignment (40%)
- Online quiz (10%)
- Practical based assignment (50%)
Current study term: 20 Feb 22 to 29 May 22
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