PSYCHOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVES OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS

PHE3PPH

2021

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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsOffered subject to sufficient enrolments

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Carry out a social and cultural critique of selected contemporary health promotion and rehabilitation assumptions and practices.
03. Apply knowledge from lectures, readings and class discussions to your own personal and professional practice and demonstrate this through writing a reflective journal.
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.
05. Identify and describe psychological, social and cultural factors that influence change in peoples health-related attitudes and behaviours.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Reflective journal entries - Online Discussion Forum (equivalent to 1000 words)Reflective journal entries are presented as posts to an online discussion forum

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

One 1,500-word critical essay

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

One 1,500 word case study

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5