Explores the contribution of psychological factors to the risk of illness or injury and to the maintenance of well-being or ill-health. Conceptual and theoretical issues related to health management and promotion will be examined. Current research into health psychology conducted in the School of Health and Human Sciences is showcased.
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||analyse the development and maintenance of common health related behaviours using psychological theories||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||apply psychological theories and empirical research to the investigation of health-related issues||Ethical practice|
|3||relate ongoing research in the School of Health and Human Sciences to themes underpinning contemporary health psychology||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||communicate their understanding of a significant health issue (such as obesity or addiction) in a way that would be appropriate for a lay audience.||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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