This unit is an introduction to areas of psychology and sociology relevant to health and wellbeing. The unit provides sociological tools (covering both theory and method) useful for understanding and practicing in health and wellbeing. It is also an introduction to the principles and applications of psychology as they pertain to these areas. The unit aims to develop a 'sociological imagination', a quality of mind that will be used to prompt students to question common-sense assumptions regarding health and wellbeing. Students will also gain familiarity with the major paradigms and methodological approaches of contemporary psychology and will develop the applications of psychological theory to specific health issues in their major area of study.
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
Exam (25%), group class presentation (25%), 2-hr end of semester exam (50%)
Germov, J (2014), BACH1161 Introductory Behavioural Health Sciences + HSBH1003 Health, Behaviour and Society, Melbourne: Oxford University Press. Lilienfeld, S.O. et al (2017). Health, Behaviour and Society HSBH1003, Melbourne: Pearson Australia.
BACH1130 or BACH1132 or BACH1133 or BACH1134 or BACH1161 or BACH1165