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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 1Session 1
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1

Unit aim

Introduces areas of psychology and sociology relevant to health practitioners. Provides the theoretical underpinning required to achieve understanding of the dynamics of human behaviour and the structure of the social world. Major paradigms and methodological approaches will be presented in order to encourage an awareness of how these disciplines apply theory and research methodology.

Unit content

  • What is health psychology and health sociology?
  • Doing research in health psychology and sociology
  • How to enhance learning and behaviour change
  • The role of personality In an individual’s health
  • Motivation and individual behaviour
  • Stress and coping
  • How Class is relevant to health
  • How gender is relevant to health
  • How age is relevant to health
  • The role of culture and ethnicity in health
  • Indigenous health in Australia
  • Mental illness and society

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (2 weeks )
Lecture online 2 hours (10 weeks )
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks )
Assessment
Case study50%
Essay50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks )
Lecture on-site 2 hours (2 weeks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Essay50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks )
Lecture on-site 2 hours (2 weeks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Essay50%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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