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PY2104 - Connecting Social, Psychological and Physical Health

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will introduce a number of issues in the field of health psychology. The subject will examine a selection of contemporary topics and problems in depth. Areas covered include determinants of health, health behaviour change and health promotion, stress management, and positive psychology. Students will gain an appreciation for the importance of social, psychological, and physical factors in shaping health and wellness.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify theoretical principles and research findings in health psychology;
  • Critically appraise theoretical perspectives and research in health psychology;
  • Identify and evaluate applications of health psychology principles in health promotion programs.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Group & Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Pass requirements: attend at least 80% of tutorial classes; complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: PY1101 OR PY1102
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY2084

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 16 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.