University of Technology Sydney

95730 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health

6cp; 1.5hpw (module in Canvas, online); 1.5hpw (tutorial, on campus) To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 4 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
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In this 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 developmental theories and models from health psychology and sociology. 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. Factors affecting health behaviour, values, coping and adaptation are explored. Students are also introduced to the concept of research and measurement of health and wellbeing.

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Autumn session, City campus

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