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PY5305 - Biopsychosocial and Cultural Models of Health

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

In this subject students will learn about biopsychosocial and cultural models applied to specific health disorders. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in biopsychosocial formulation and development of evidence-based treatment plans. Complex cases will be used to integrate knowledge and skills regarding physical and mental health. Students will have the opportunity to disseminate information about the relevance of psychology in managing physical health conditions to their peers and others.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply and justify advanced psychological knowledge in the biopsychosocial assessment and development of treatment plans for health conditions;
  • expertly communicate to relevant stakeholders, about the biopsychosocial and cultural impacts of health conditions;
  • demonstrate knowledge of cultural considerations across health presentations;
  • evaluate, synthesize, and apply biopsychosocial and cultural models of health in the context of prevention and treatment of health disorders.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case notes - (60%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Multimedia production - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Pass requirements: pass every assessment item; participate in all scheduled classes; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY5001 PY5003 PY5006 PY5007 PY5011 PY5012 PY5013 PY6001 PY6002 PY6003 PY6010 PY6015 PY6201 PY6202 PY6203

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.

  • 45 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 58
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 45 hours workshops
  • 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.