University of Technology Sydney

92494 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health

6cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes are published in an addendum to the Subject Outline which is available on UTSOnline.
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In this introductory subject, students explore different conceptualisations of health, and the social, cultural and environmental influences that determine the health of individuals and communities. Key life transitions, health experiences and related behaviours are examined using theories and models from health psychology and sociology. Factors affecting health behaviour, values, coping and adaptation are explored.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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