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HPS941 - Psychosocial Issues in Health

Unit details

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

Lina Ricciardelli





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week and 1 x 1 hour seminar per fortnight


This unit will integrate the biological, psychological and social determinants of health and illness with emphasis across aetiology, epidemiology, intervention, and preventative strategies. Mediating and vulnerability factors to both physical and mental wellbeing, for example, social supports, stressors, health beliefs and behaviours, will be considered in relation to actual wellbeing and models of behavioural change. Cultural, individual and family factors and their implications will be evaluated.


Assessment task 1: Examination (1.5 hours) 25%

Assessment task 2: Seminar presentation 10%

Assessment task 3: Written seminar submission (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 4: Essay (1500 words) 25%

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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