University of Technology Sydney

96636 Health Psychology

Requisite(s): ((48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10477 Bachelor of Psychology OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10478 Bachelor of Psychology Bachelor of Criminology OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09169 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)) AND 96630 Introduction to Psychology A AND 96632 Introduction to Psychology B)


Health psychology seeks to understand the complex and multidimensional influences of the human experience on physical health. In this subject, students examine psychological, behavioural, biobehavioral and sociocultural components of human experience that contribute to optimal health among diverse individuals and communities. This involves critical evaluation of the latest scientific research on biobehavioral pathways and mechanisms, social determinants of health, psychosocial and sociocultural influences, intervention development, policy, and impact on clinical practices. Students explore ways to promote health and wellbeing, and critically reflect on and respond to health inequality within our community.

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