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PY5007 - Health and Rehabilitation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Miscellaneous enrolment in this subject requires the approval of the Coordinator of Professional Programs (Psychology)

This subject reviews the environmental and biological factors that influence health and rehabilitation, in the context of chronic health disorders. Topics will include the role of psychologists in prevention and rehabilitation for common chronic diseases and a focus on assessment, diagnosis and intervention for eating disorders and sexual dysfunction.

Learning Outcomes

  • familiarity with principles of rehabilitation of physical and behavioural disorders;
  • basic skills in addressing the process of adaptation to physical problems using psychological methods;
  • develop knowledge and skills of the different methodologies used to evaluate health disorders;
  • understanding of the biological, environmental and psychosocial influences in the development of psychological problems associated with chronic health disorders.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
PY5005 PY6011


JCU Singapore, Study Period 58, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Nigel Marsh
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 42 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: essays (40%); assignments (60%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Block
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching 12-Mar-2012 to 16-May-2012 (Two workshops per Study Period, 12-14 March & 14-16 May)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 42 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: essays (40%); assignments (60%).

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.