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HPS939 - Health Care Interventions

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Lina Ricciardelli




20/2/15 CM


Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour class and 1 x 1 hour class per fortnight


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 task 1: Examination (2 hours) 40%

Assessment task 2: Role play 20%

Assessment task 3: Assignment (3000 words) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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