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Psychology for Health Professionals (9830.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology


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    • Semester 2, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (180258) - View
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    • Semester 2, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (148663) - View

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    In this unit students will be introduced to psychological concepts and theories. Furthermore, how these can be applied to health practice and the study of health and wellbeing. Topics will include communication, stress, pain and well-being.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Understand the relevance of psychology to health professional practice;

    2. Discuss appropriate psychological theories within a health science context; and

    3. Apply appropriate psychological concepts and theories to health practice.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week.





    Assumed Knowledge


    Incompatible Units

    8736 Health Psychology and Behaviour

    Equivalent Units


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