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 (20 February 2023 - 16 June 2023) (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$659.70|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- RADT 113
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- Teaching staff
Barkway. P., and O’Kane, D.(2019). Psychology for Health Professionals. (3rd Ed.). Sydney: Elsevier.
Harms, L. (2020). Understanding Human Development: A multi-dimensional approach. (3rd Ed.) Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
Opai, K. (2021). Tikanga: An introduction to te ao Māori. Aotearoa Books.
Wepa, D. (2015). Cultural Safety in Aotearoa New Zealand.(2nd Ed.)
- 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 role of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in achieving health equity in Māori cancer outcomes in Aotearoa New Zealand.
- 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.