Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

HLTHPSYC 714 - Health Psychology

15 Points

Semester 1


A review of the psychological factors involved in health and illness. Topics include: the understanding of patient behaviour in medical settings, preventative health behaviour, cognitive models of illness, stress and illness, communication and adherence to treatment, the psychology of physical symptoms and coping with chronic disease.


This is a core course for:

Additional information

Places in this course are limited with preference given to students who have been admitted to the Master of Health Psychology programme. Other students who have completed courses in health psychology, psychology, or comparable social sciences courses may apply for an enrolment concession.

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