Psychology for Health Professionals (9830.1)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
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|Discipline Of Psychology||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
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 - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
- 8736 Health Psychology and Behaviour
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Morrison, V. & Bennet, P. (2016). Introduction to Health Psychology (4th ed.). Harlow : Pearson
Barkway, P. (2013). Psychology for Health Professionals, 2nd Edition. NSW: Elsevier
Burton, L. J. (2010). An interactive approach to writing essays and reports in psychology (3rd ed.). Brisbane, Australia: John Wiley & Sons.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Please read this information BEFORE contacting your unit convener for an extension.
- Assignment extensions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
- Students are expected to work on the assessment items throughout the teaching period. Early communication of problems is strongly advised. Students should assess early in the teaching period whether they have a reasonable likelihood of being able to complete the unit and should consider withdrawing by the census date, if required.
- Requests will require documentary evidence (see below for information on acceptable documentation) and must be submitted to the unit convener. An extension will not be granted on the grounds of academic or employment workload, for undocumented issues or for technical problems.
- To request an extension, email the unit convener with "Extension request" in the subject line and include:
- Which assessment item the extension is requested for (and which unit)
- Length of extension requested
- Reason for the extension request
- Attached documentary evidence. Appropriate evidence includes the following:
- A medical certificate signed by a registered medical, dental or health practitioner. The certificate must contain the registered provider number, the duration of the student's incapacity to study, and the date of consultation.
- A death notice or other appropriate documentation for bereavement.
- The unit convener will consider your request, determine the length of the extension to be granted and email you advising whether your request is approved or declined. If approved, the new due date will also appear on your Moodle site where your assignment is submitted.
- Penalties for late submission (without an approved extension) of assessed work will be applied. Marks will be deducted at the rate of 5% of the value of the assessment item per day it is overdue (including weekends). For example, if an assignment is worth 40 marks, 2 marks will be deducted each day. Submissions received more than 7 days after the prescribed date and time will not be accepted for marking, a mark of zero (0) will be awarded for the item.
- Assignments submitted after the due date, regardless of whether an extension was granted, will be returned at a later date than those submitted on time.
- Assignment submissions will not be accepted once the university examination period has commenced unless an extension has been granted in writing before the end of the teaching period. Such extensions will be granted only in exceptional circumstances.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Note: In order to pass this unit, students must submit/attempt the Literature Review Assignment and Final Examination. Students must also achieve an overall mark of at least 50% in order to be eligible for a pass in this unit.
Students are encouraged to attend all lectures and participate in tutorials. When attending and participating in lectures and tutorials, it is expected that students be mindful of others' rights to teach/learn, be respectful of staff and fellow students by having mobile phones switched off or on silent mode, and that personal/private conversations be conducted outside the classroom.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
Communication with staff is to be via email or through the Moodle discussion forums. Communication with fellow students should be via the Moodle discussion forums. During this unit, you are encouraged to engage in discussion and activities via forums on Moodle. Please be respectful to all participating in the forums by ensuring that you use appropriate forms of communication. Announcements made in lectures, and/or via Moodle, will be deemed to have been received by all students.
The Unit Convenor receives numerous emails each day. To assist with providing a timely response to all student queries, please consider whether the question can be addressed via Moodle, if the unit convenor is the appropriate person to contact, and if the information has been provided in the unit outline.