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PY2104 - Connecting Social, Psychological and Physical Health

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

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
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.
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, Block, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Non-standard start/end 18-Feb-2019 to 21-Jun-2019
Face to face teaching 18-Feb-2019 to 22-Feb-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano
Lecturers: Dr Kayla Morris, Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); literature review (30%).

    Cairns, Block, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Non-standard start/end 18-Feb-2019 to 21-Jun-2019
    Face to face teaching 18-Feb-2019 to 22-Feb-2019
    Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 12 hours tutorials
      Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); literature review (30%).

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
      Census Date 08-Aug-2019
      Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano.
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 12 hours tutorials
        Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); literature review (30%).

        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.