School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Psychology and HealthWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101614.3

Discipline: PSYCHOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
David Arness

Equivalent Units
400136 - Introduction to the Psychology of Health, 700060 - Psychology and Health (WSTC)

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit provides an introduction to the psychology of health, mental health, and health-related behaviour, as relevant to health science professions. Students will be introduced to the principles and applications of psychology and health behaviour, using a biopsychosocial framework. This will be followed by an examination of the psychological aspects of injury and illness and an introduction to psychological interventions related to health concerns. Emphasis is upon understanding health status and mental illness in light of relevant theory and research.

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