HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE

PSY5HMP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject deals with a number of aspects of health psychology in health promotion and clinical settings in some depth.  This subject will build on areas of health psychology that students will most likely have covered in undergraduate health psychology but will be explored at an advanced level. The areas of mental health and legal issues surrounding practice in mental health settings are also covered.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Paxton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge about application of psychological principles to key areas of clinical health psychology.

Activities:
Brief formative assessment quiz

02. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the psychological consequences and evidence-based interventions related to a particular chronic disorder

Activities:
A written essay

03. Demonstrate a working knowledge of practice frameworks within which clinical psychology services may be conceptualised and delivered

Activities:
Reflection on implications for future practice of what you learned from 5 of the 7 topics

04. A working knowledge of practice frameworks within which clinical psychology services may be conceptualised and delivered

Activities:
Written reflections and activities during class

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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-ordinatorSusan Paxton

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 32
One 6.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
a 3,000 word essayThere is also a formative quiz assessment that is a hurdle requirement designed to provide early feedback of learning.60 01, 02
a 2,000 word essay40 03, 04