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PY5007 - Health and Rehabilitation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

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.
PY5005 PY6011


JCU Singapore, Study Period 58, Internal
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Meegan Kilcullen
Lecturers: Dr Meegan Kilcullen, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 42 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: essays (40%); assignments (60%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Block
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching 21-Aug-2013 to 18-Oct-2013 (Two workshops per Study Period, 21-23 Aug and 16-18 Oct)
Coord/Lect: Dr Meegan Kilcullen.
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.