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HPS939 - Health Care Interventions

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Lina Ricciardelli

Contact hours: 3 hours per week
Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit will begin with a global approach to health intervention/promotion models followed by specific applications of health care interventions. These practical applications will include chronic and acute illness, stress and coping, and social skills training and interventions. As well as presenting the theory, practical issues and examples, consideration of patient-practitioner communication, issues of patient compliance and adherence to health beliefs and attitudes, placebo effects, adjustments to illness, grief and dying will be covered. The impact of illness, grief and loss, and/or subsequent wellness, on the carer and patient will be addressed as will the role of support networks.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Examination (2 hours) 40%

Assessment task 2: Role play 20%

Assessment task 3: Assignment (3000 words) 40%

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