University of Technology Sydney

92576 Social, Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing

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.
Requisite(s): ( 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10360 Bachelor of Health Science OR (92574 Introduction to Public Health AND 92566 Introduction to Health Care Systems AND 92571 Principles of Primary Health Care))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.


This subject builds on the foundation subject 92494 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health. Students are introduced to contemporary understandings of wellbeing in different domains (social, emotional, and psychological) and the application, analysis, and interpretation of psychometric measurements of wellbeing. Theories from medical sociology, philosophy, and psychology form the basis for exploring ways in which different domains of human development (biology, emotion, cognition, peers and family, and society and culture) interact to influence wellbeing. Using case studies, students learn how wellbeing can be conceptualised as a subjective and personal state as well as a reliable and objective measure of the health status of individuals and populations.

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