THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH

PHE3SPH

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will extend their knowledge and understanding of theories and models of psychosocial adaptation and adjustment, and of social support, in the context of chronic health conditions. This knowledge, along with empirical evidence, will be applied to practice pertaining to those with a chronic health condition. Students will also work in small teams to address a contemporary issue in psychosocial health.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJane Pierson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE2LCI and PHE2RCM or be admitted into one of the following courses codes: HBHS, HBHSB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Understanding psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness and disability: a handbook for evidence-based practitioners in rehabilitation

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AuthorChan, F., Da Silva Cardoso, E., & Chronister, J. A.

Year2009

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PublisherSpringer Publishing Company

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Relational regulation theory: A new approach to explain the link between perceived social support and mental health.

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AuthorLakey, B., & Orehek, E.

Year2011

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PublisherPsychological Review, 118(3), 482-495.

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Social support: a review. In H. S. Friedman (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of health psychology (pp. 189-214).

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AuthorTaylor, S. E.

Year2011

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PublisherOxford University Press, USA.

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Social support measurement and intervention: a guide for health and social scientists

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AuthorCohen, S., Underwood, L. G., & Gottlieb, B. H.

Year2000

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PublisherOxford University Press

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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. Discuss and critically analyse theories and models of psychosocial adaptation and adjustment and of social support, in the context of chronic health conditions.
02. Apply current theories and/or models and empirically-based evidence, to understandings of practice that pertains to people with chronic health conditions.
03. Demonstrate teamwork skills in addressing a contemporary issue in psychosocial health.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJane Pierson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
one 15-min team presentation (equivalent to 250 words per student)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
two 1800-word individual assignments (40% each)N/AN/AN/ANo80 SILO2, SILO3