Cyberpsychology and e-Health (BACH3146)


Cyberpsychology and e-health aims to educate those seeking careers in allied health on how societal and individual health is affected by the internet and other technologies. The course will be based on current research and policy guidelines set by the Australian and American Medical Associations, the American Psychological Association and Australian Psychological Society for the use of information technology in the following areas: informing allied health professionals of online resources for their profession; how types of ICT functions may affect the behaviour of youth and the elderly; ethics and viability of delivering general health and mental health resources online; the evolution of telemedicine practices; the rise of serious games for health; social media in health; provision of therapy over the internet for general health and mental health; quality control and assessment of general and specific online health resources; and future directions of information technology and its application to health.

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Online. No on-campus attendance required.


Quiz (25%) and Essay (35%) and exam (40%)


Calvo, R. A., & Peters, D. (2014). Positive computing: Technology for wellbeing and human potential. MIT Press.

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