PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND ILLNESS

PSY3PHI

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will learn about the biological, social, and psychological factors that influence our psychological health. You will examine definitions and experiences of mental health and illness from a theoretical, clinical, and public health perspective. Concepts such as stigma, diagnostic approaches, and cultural perspectives will be investigated with regards to psychological health and illness. 

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrad Wright

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesFormative: Tutorial class exercises, online activities. Summative: Essay, examination, oral presentation. 

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPSY2COG AND PSY2DEV AND PSY2PRM AND PSY2SOC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsPSY2ACH

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Evaluate and integrate knowledge about a range of individual, social and cultural factors that influence psychological health and illness
02. Characterize the contributing factors, perspectives, and diagnostic approaches in clinical case studies, including individual differences and culture.
03. Critically review the literature to produce a sound written argument.
04. Work cohesively as a group to deliver a professional oral presentation.
05. Critically analyse different theoretical, clinical, and public health perspectives on psychological health and illness.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrad Wright

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group Oral Presentation (5 min per member; 500-word equivalent) 

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO2, SILO4

Critical Essay (1500 words) 

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

Exam (2 hours, 2000 words equivalent) 

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO5

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrad Wright

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group Oral Presentation (5 min per member; 500-word equivalent) 

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO2, SILO4

Critical Essay (1500 words) 

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

Exam (2 hours, 2000 words equivalent) 

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrad Wright

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group Oral Presentation (5 min per member; 500-word equivalent) 

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO2, SILO4

Critical Essay (1500 words) 

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

Exam (2 hours, 2000 words equivalent) 

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrad Wright

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group Oral Presentation (5 min per member; 500-word equivalent) 

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO2, SILO4

Critical Essay (1500 words) 

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

Exam (2 hours, 2000 words equivalent) 

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrad Wright

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group Oral Presentation (5 min per member; 500-word equivalent) 

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO2, SILO4

Critical Essay (1500 words) 

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

Exam (2 hours, 2000 words equivalent) 

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrad Wright

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group Oral Presentation (5 min per member; 500-word equivalent) 

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO2, SILO4

Critical Essay (1500 words) 

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

Exam (2 hours, 2000 words equivalent) 

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO5