This subject introduces students to community psychology and health psychology and reviews the major theories and empirical evidence as they relate to practice in these areas. Community psychology focuses on the prevention of problems by targeting whole sections of the community on issues such as behavioural problems in schools, substance abuse, ageing, unemployment, and individuals with disability. Health psychology recognises the importance of psychological well-being to physical health, and focuses at the preventative, secondary and tertiary levels of intervention with both individuals and groups. This subject emphasises the scientist-practitioner approach.
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1. Explain how the science and practice of health psychology is influenced by social, historical, professional and cultural contexts, and act ethically,
2. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats and in a variety of contexts,
3. Demonstrate comprehension and application of a broad and coherent body of knowledge of Psychology, with depth of understanding of underlying principles, theories and concepts in the discipline, using a scientific approach.
4. Explain how basic psychological intervention strategies can be applied across a range of contexts including consideration of cultural responsiveness.
5. Demonstrate basic assessment strategies in situations appropriate to psychological practice and knowledge of psychometric theory and principles of the construction, cultural considerations, implementation and interpretation of some of the more widely used standardised psychological test instruments.
The Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Professional Psychology programs are accredited pathways towards registration as a Psychologist. Entry into these programs is based on a calculated GPA derived from a completed four year sequence of study in Psychology as accredited by APAC as well as invitation into the degree. As such, this subject can only be taken by those students successfully admitted to the degree.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
Future offerings not yet planned.