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PSYC71-509: Health Psychology

Description

This subject provides 36 hours of formal academic training in health psychology, behavioural medicine, and rehabilitation. The subject is designed to develop students' understanding of the processes of, and developmental issues in acute and chronic illness, and evidence based interventions for dealing with health risk factors. Topics include the aetiology, assessment and treatment of major health problems such as chronic pain, drug and alcohol addiction, and sleep and eating problems. Motivational interviewing and relapse prevention strategies are covered in detail. There is an additional 12 hours of formal academic training in specialised evidence based interventions for health problems.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodePSYC71-509
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,250

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of psychological theories and models, the empirical findings supporting these theories and the methods employed to establish them, the major methods of psychological investigation and techniques of measurement and their application and interpretation, and design and implement a psychological intervention.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and behaviour consistent with the ethical, legal and professional requirements of psychological practice.
3. Demonstrate skills and knowledge of systematic psychological assessment.
4. Demonstrate skills and knowledge regarding intervention strategies.
5. Demonstrate the application of research knowledge and skills to psychological practice.
6. Demonstrate excellent written communication skills.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

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.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2019
Semester start13/05/2019
Subject start13/05/2019
Cancellation 1?27/05/2019
Cancellation 2?03/06/2019
Last enrolment26/05/2019
Withdraw – Financial?08/06/2019
Withdraw – Academic?29/06/2019
Teaching census?07/06/2019