Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hrs: One 2 hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||-|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||-|
|Core Participation Requirements:||-|
CoordinatorProf Jane R.W. Fisher
Key Centre for Women's Health in Society
Telephone: +61 3 8344 0717
Email: enquiries-kcwhs@ unimelb.edu.au
Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
|Subject Overview:||Health and illness are multifactorially determined by interactions between biological, social and psychological factors. In this subject students will be introduced to psychological factors that are relevant to the physical and mental health of populations including health beliefs and behaviours, health locus of control, mood, personality and interpersonal skills. Models of health promotion, health education, disease prevention, illness causation, recovery from serious illness and treatment compliance involve psychological factors and will be examined using specific examples. The first aim of this course is to increase the skills of critical evaluation of conceptualizations of psychological determinants of physical and mental health. The second aim is to increase knowledge of the inclusion of psychological factors in population health research, through appropriate conceptualisation and use of psychometric measures.|
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject students will be able to: |
|Prescribed Texts:||Readings will be provided electronically for each class.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Upon completion of this subject a student should have: |
Master of Health Social Sciences |
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Social Sciences
Social Health |
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