- Code PSYC3020
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Psychology
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Psychology
- Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body, Psychology
- Academic career UGRD
- AsPr Rhonda Brown
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2019
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Health Psychology introduces students to the intricate relationships existing between psychological factors and the biological processes of human health and illness. The course begins by describing the emergence of the field of health psychology, models of health behaviour, and a basic understanding of biological processes. The course then goes on to examine in detail various topics that highlight the role of psychosocial factors in the genesis of health and disease (including a broad range of disorders), as well as the role of psychosocial interventions in assisting individuals to improve their health.
- (a) a 2000 word research report due mid-semester (40%), (40) [LO null]
- (b) a mid-semester test (10%), (10) [LO null]
- (c) an end-of-year formal 2 hour examination (50%). (50) [LO null]
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Two hours of lectures per week and 15 hours of laboratories spread across the semester.
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