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PY3111 - Population Clinical Health Promotion and Communication

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

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

The focus in the subject will be upon health promotion and clinical health psychology as areas of specialization within health psychology. Both population level and individual level interventions will be considered. Taking a population health promotion perspective, topics covered include factors contributing to chronic disease and the social determinants of health. Particular attention will be paid to the differential impact such factors have upon different population groups, for example children, the elderly and indigenous Australians. Areas of focus include obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and physical activity. In the clinical health area, emphasis will be placed on psychological assessment relevant to physical illness, psychological and behavioural management in the treatment of illness, and clinical intervention design.

Learning Outcomes

  • attain skills in program management;
  • design a health promotion program or clinical intervention;
  • critically evaluate health promotion programs;
  • learn independently in a self-directed manner;
  • participate in group cooperative learning.
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, PY1102 OR PY2104

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano
Lecturers: Dr Divjyot Kaur, Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); literature review/program evaluation (30%).

    JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
    Census Date 05-Dec-2019
    Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 12 hours tutorials
      Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); literature review/program evaluation (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.