Health Psychology and Behaviour (8736.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Psychology||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| 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 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Articulate the relationship between psychology, behaviour and health;
2. Trace the development of health and illness approaches;
3. Identify and critically discuss the biological, psychological, and social factors and processes influencing health and illness;
4. Apply the key theories and research approaches employed in health psychology; and
5. Design and evaluate health promotion strategies.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites4309 Psychology 101 OR 4310 Psychology 102 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behavior OR 10444 Foundations of Psychology
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Dr Petra Buergelt|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Petra Buergelt|
Morrison, V., Bennett, P., Butow, P., Mullan, B., & Sharpe, L. (2019). An introduction to health psychology eBook (3rd ed.). Pearson.
This text wil be freely available to all students via the unit Canvas site.
There are no participation requirements for this unit; however, the content of the quizzes and how to approach the assignments will be provided during the lectures and tutorials. Therefore, non-attendance may result in you missing crucial information.
On the weeks that are tutorials, one of those will be recorded; however, the format of these will often involve the use of break out rooms for discussions. As, such, these parts of the tutorials will not be recorded for student confidentiality and to encourage students to have a free discussion.
Given the size of the class, please only attend the online tutorial in which you are enrolled.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- 9830 Psychology for Health Professionals