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Unit Overview

Description

This unit is designed to provide an advanced understanding of how a clinical health psychologist applies, in professional practice, the specific educational, scientific and professional contributions of the discipline of psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health; the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of illness, injury and disability; the identification of etiologic and diagnostic correlates of health, illness and related dysfunction; and the analysis and improvement of the healthcare system and health policy formation. In addition, the unit prepares students to apply their research and program evaluation skills to principles of cost effectiveness and cost offset in the promotion of clinical psychology services in healthcare settings.

Credit
6 points
Outcomes

Students gain an understanding of the theoretical and empirical foundations of major areas in health psychology, with specific emphasis on most recent developments in the field; are given the opportunity to acquire practical skills in delivering clinical psychology services in primary and other healthcare settings via a series of workshops and practical exercises; and gain experience in promoting psychological services in a variety of healthcare settings, with an emphasis on accountability, cost effectiveness and cost offset.

Assessment

Students demonstrate achievement of the outcomes using a variety of assessment methods which may include oral presentations and preparation of promotional materials to market psychological services, as well as conducting group-based seminars on contemporary issues and debates in clinical health psychology. 'Turnitin' originality checking and plagiarism prevention is used in the Faculty to allow both educators and their students to check written work for improper citation or misappropriated content. More information about 'Turnitin' can be found at https://turnitin.com/statis/index.php.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Werner Stritzke
Unit rules
Prerequisites
enrolment in
postgraduate study in Psychology
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.