SS5791 - Advanced Health Psychology

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester

Prerequisites: SS2023
Co-requisites: SS5756 and SS5780

Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2019/20

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The course aims to provide students with knowledge of the development of health psychology and its contributions to the study of health behaviour and our understanding of health behaviour and its implications. This course aims to stimulate students’ interest and curiosity in their own health behaviour and that of others, as well as to equip students with the ability of critical appreciation of health issues from a health psychology perspective. Given the wide array of topics that fall within the scope of health psychology, this course is intended to expose students to some of the major theoretical, assessment, and intervention issues in health, illness and disease, its empirical base and applications to practical situations; enhancing students’ knowledge of health psychology creatively through a discovery-enhanced learning strategy.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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