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Introduction to psychological and sociological models of thinking about health and illness, with emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening illness. Examines psychosocial impact from cancer, stress/coping, decision-making and survivorship.
|Paper title||Health and Human Behaviour|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (15 February 2021 - 11 June 2021) (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$631.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,233.03|
- RADT 113
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- Teaching staff
- Barkway. P. (2014). Psychology for Health Professionals. (2nd Ed.). Sydney: Elsevier. Harms, L. (2010). Understanding Human Development: A multi-dimensional approach. (2nd edition) Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
- Jones, K. and McCreedy, D. (2012). Health and Human Behaviour: (3rd Edition). Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between health, well-being and human behaviour
- Identify social, political, economic and cultural determinants of health
- Discuss stress and coping in relation to diagnosis of and treatment(s) for life-threatening illness, with special emphasis on cancer
- Discuss risk and protective factors across the life span that affect coping with life-threatening illness
- Discuss the relevance of culture to an individual's and group's experience of society, with particular reference to health and illness
- Describe the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi to New Zealand society and the delivery of health care
- Discuss decision making in relation to diagnosis, side effects and survivorship of cancer and its treatment(s)
- Discuss resilience, both professional and patient resilience factors
- Identify research methodologies in health psychology and health sociology