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PY2104 - Connecting Social, Psychological and Physical Health

[Offered in odd-numbered years in Cairns, Townsville. ]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will introduce a number of issues in the field which has grown very rapidly in recent years under the rubric "health psychology". Health is analysed using the biopsychosocial model. The interaction between biological, psychological and social factors in the production of health and illness thus forms the main focus. The treatment of the subject will be to examine a number of topics and problems in depth, rather than give a more superficial treatment of a broad number of issues. Areas covered include psychosocial stress and its affect on health; stress management, health promotion and disease prevention, nutrition, AIDS research and psychoimmunology; dispositional factors in cardiovascular disease; influence of supportive networks on health, doctor-patient interactions and compliance with medical regimens.

Learning Outcomes

  • to apply principles of health psychology in health care practice and public health;
  • to develop a critical appreciation of research into biopsychosocial interactions and health;
  • to integrate ideas from health psychology in the promotion of mental and physical health;
  • to integrate theory, research and methods in health psychology.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Group & Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Pass requirements: participate in all scheduled lecture 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

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (tba)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Intensive, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (tba)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 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.