PSYCHOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVES OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS

PHE3PPH

2016

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

02. 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 and readings, informal class discussion groups, writing essay or case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Required component of reflective journal writing, and of essay or case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. 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:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)

05. 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, or by making an extended critical response to a selected case study

Activities:
Writing essay or critical case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Identify and describe psychological, social and cultural factors that influence change in people#s health-related attitudes and behaviours

Activities:
Writing reflective journal in response to seminar input and readings, informal class discussion groups, writing essay or case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size100

Enrolment information Style of teaching requires seminar room, and hence class of up to 100 Priority given to rehabilitation stream students for whom this is a capstone subject: remaining spaces as elective choice

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 of 5000 words (equivalent to one 1,500-word project)40 02, 03, 04, 06
One 3,000-word essay or critical case study60 02, 03, 05, 06