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Cyberpsychology and e-Health - BACH3146

Year - 2018

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 popular 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 and wellbeing.

Classes
2 hour workshop weekly.

Assessment
Proposal for eHealth Innovation (25%) and Report (35%) and Exam (40%)

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

Pre-requisites

HSBH1010

Details

Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Behavioural and Social Science in Health
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Andrew Campbell
HECS Band: 1
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