Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop the foundation knowledge for working with individuals in health and human services settings. Students will learn how particular characteristics and actions of an individual impact on health and welfare outcomes. Students will be: (i) presented with frameworks, including a developmental perspective, for understanding how the characteristics and actions of individuals impact on health outcomes; (ii) provided with foundation knowledge for understanding how individuals present in, and progress through, health settings; and (iii) reviewing theoretical approaches to producing individual change in health and well-being settings.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Buultjens

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted into HCFN


Incompatible subjects PHE1IDH

Equivalent subjects PHE102

Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIndividual Determinants of Health and Human Behaviour (1st Edition)PrescribedVaughan & Hogg/Gerrig (2017)PEARSON EDUCATION, FRENCHS FOREST, NSW.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explore aspects of human behaviour across the lifespan from a psychosocial perspective through the study of fundamental psychological theories and concepts (health)

Online resource materials (weekly modules)

02. Apply psychological theories and concepts of human behaviour across the lifespan to real-world settings

Online resource materials (weekly modules)

03. Examine the concept of reflection on practice and apply this to professional and individual development

Online resource materials (weekly modules)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2020, OUA Study Period 3, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Buultjens

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 48
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case Report (1000 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Written Assignment (1500 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Written Reflection (700 words equivalent)15 01, 02, 03
Three individual online quizzes 25 minutes each (1250 words equivalent)45 01, 02, 03