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Health Psychology (9622.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology) Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology


    Unit Outlines

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    • MBA Trimester 3, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, LIFE (180859) - View
    • UC Term 4, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, LIFE (164639) - View
    • UC Term 4, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, LIFE (163175) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, LIFE (141006) - View

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    This unit introduces students to the theories, research, and applications of health psychology. The unit emphasises the interaction between biological, psychological, and socio-cultural factors in health and illness, and discusses theory, research, and applications concerning health service delivery and use, adoption of healthy and unhealthy behaviours, and adaptation to chronic and life-threatening illness.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate understanding of the interaction between biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors in the causation, maintenance, and management of health and illness;

    2. Explain the basic principles, theories and methodologies of health psychology; and

    3. Apply this knowledge to a range of real-world contexts.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Up to 4 hours per week.


    4309 Psychology 101 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour AND
    4310 Psychology 102 OR 10444 Foundations of Psychology


    Enrolment in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Counselling.

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