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Cyberpsychology and e-Health - BACH3146

Cyberpsychology and e-health aims to provide an introduction into how digital industries impact human behaviour - specifically 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: how types of ICT functions may affect human behaviour; ethics and viability of delivering health resources online; the rise of serious games for health; social media in health; provision of therapy over the internet for general health and mental health; virtual reality use in health and wellbeing; quality control, data security, 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
Connolly, I., Palmer, M., Barton, H., and Kirwan, G. (Eds.). (2016). An introduction to cyberpsychology. Routledge. .

Pre-requisites

completion of 48 credit points

Details

Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Behavioural and Social Science in Health
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Andrew Campbell
HECS Band: 1
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