Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
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: 1.5 hours of lectures/seminars per week for 12 weeks |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
PSYC00029 Graduate Research Methods
PSYC00030 Psychological Assessment across the Lifespan
PSYC00031 Introduction to Psychopathology
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Completion of psychology studies to fourth-year (Honours) level.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements, Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Litza Kiropoulos
ContactDr Nola Rushford
This unit covers 3 main aspects of the psychology of health problems: (I) the theoretical basis of stress and coping, and implication for medical procedures; (ii) assessment, differential diagnosis and treatment of psychological processes and factors resulting from, and contributing to medical illness management, and chronic illness, disability and rehabilitation; (iii) patient-doctor communications to facilitate adherence and breaking bad news. Topics include: management of responses to illness, hospitalisation and medical treatments; psychological factors in illness; enhancement of patient coping; normal illness behaviour, pain management; grief and loss; preparation for surgery and other invasive procedures; and screening, diagnosis and prognosis.
Students will have an opportunity to develop expertise in the following areas:
A mid-semester essay of 1500 words (90% of assessment)
A scheduled 15 minute class presentation during the semester (10% of assessment).
Baum, A., Neman, S., Weinman, J., West, R., & McManus, C. (eds) (1997) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Sweet, J.J., Rozensky, R.H., &Tovian, S.M.(eds) (1991) Handbook of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, New York: Plenum Press
Caltabiano, M., Sarafino, E.P. Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial interactions. Melbourne: John Wiley & Sons
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Written, oral and communication skills
Analytical, information integration and synthesizing skills
Master of Psychology (Clinical Child Psychology)/Doctor of Philosophy |
Master of Psychology (Clinical Child)
Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)/Doctor of Philosophy
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