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PY4203 - The Psychology of Health, Wellbeing and Resilience

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject provides an introduction to the field of health psychology. In this subject students will investigate global health issues, chronic disease and the biopsychosocial determinants of health, wellbeing and resilience. Students will consider topics such as the role that motivation and emotion play in relation to health and wellbeing.

Learning Outcomes

  • differentiate key concepts and cultural variations of health, wellbeing and resilience;
  • critically evaluate, apply and illustrate behavioural change theories to address an identified global challenge in the area of health, wellbeing or resilience.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (30%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (50%)
  • ePoster - (20%).


JCU Online, Study Period 83, External
Census Date 14-May-2020
Coordinator: Dr Brian Law
Lecturers: Dr Shou-Han Zhou, Dr Clint Knight, Dr Brian Law, Dr Klaire Somoray.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours - 10 hours/week x 6 weeks online learning activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

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.