PSYC22002 - Health Psychology and Rehabilitation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is part of the sequence of units that culminates in the degree of Master in Clinical Psychology. This unit is intended to provide advanced knowledge in health psychology, behavioural medicine, and rehabilitation practice necessary for working as a Clinical Psychologist.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Academic Course = CG17

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation 15%
2. Practical Assessment 40%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 45%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 28.57% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback
Technology between campuses was disrupted and lecture rooms were not appropriate some of the online lectures.
After discussions with Teaching Technology and Timetabling, we recommend appropriate rooms be allocated and Teaching Technology be more involved on site(s) at the start of each term.
Action Taken
Rooms were adequate and technology between campuses and guest lecturers was much improved.
Source: Student feedback
Having guest lecturers for each specific topic was really helpful.
This format was successful and we recommend retaining this for 2018.
Action Taken
Guest lecturers were again invited and presented lectures to the students.
Source: Student feedback identified differing examples on Moodle
The format of the Health Manual assessment task was unclear.
Ensuring the correct and desired format of the Health Manual is available and upload previous examples of this format.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Utilise evidence based interventions for management of major clinical health problems including substance use and obesity problems.
  2. Demonstrate clinical skills in motivational interviewing and relapse prevention
  3. Integrate the current literature, of relevance to the intersection between physical and psychological health, into clinical practice.
  4. Understand models of behaviour change and implications for clinical practice

The learning outcomes described for this unit align with APS College and APAC course approval guidelines.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Presentation
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment