Future students

Course search


Unit details

Return to previous page

HPS941 - Psychosocial Issues in Health

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.


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

Unit fee information available soon

Return to previous page

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

8th June 2007