PSYCHOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVES OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS

PHE3PPH

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students examine the effects of psychosocial, social, cultural and attitudinal factors on individual responses to developmental and health transitions and identify conditions which encourage independent functioning and the maintenance of health. Topics addressed include gender and health, work and health, life-course transitions, and culturally diverse communities. Particular attention is paid to implications for practising health promotion and rehabilitation.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJane Pierson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolments

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify, describe and discuss the psychosocial needs that arise in a range of illness, disability and rehabilitation contexts, and the contribution of professional helping relationships to meeting those needs

Activities:
Writing reflective journal in response to seminar input, readings, and informal class discussion; writing essay and case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Carry out a social and cultural critique of selected contemporary health promotion and rehabilitation assumptions and practices

Activities:
Required component of reflective journal , and of essay and case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Apply knowledge from lectures, readings and class discussions to your own personal and professional practice and demonstrate this through writing a reflective journal

Activities:
Writing reflective journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Integrate your learning from this subject, and from previous subjects taken in your course of study, and demonstrate this through writing a critical essay on a topic selected through reflective journaling, and by making an extended critical response to a selected case study

Activities:
Writing essay and case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Identify and describe psychological, social and cultural factors that influence change in peoples# health-related attitudes and behaviours

Activities:
Writing reflective journal in response to seminar input and readings, and informal class discussion; writing essay and case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJane Pierson

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Reflective journal entries - Online Discussuion Forum (equivalent to 1000 words)Reflective journal entries are presented as posts to an online discussion forum20 01, 02, 03, 05
One 1,500-word critical essay 40 01, 02, 04, 05
One 1,500 word case study40 01, 02, 04, 05