PSYC22002 - Health Psychology and Rehabilitation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is intended to provide you with advanced knowledge in health psychology, behavioural medicine, and rehabilitation practice necessary for working as a Clinical Psychologist. The unit aims to build your competency in assessment, treatment planning and intervention for health-related issues within clinical psychology practice, using a culturally-responsive reflective practice approach.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Online
Rockhampton

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

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To see assessment details from an earlier availability, please search via a previous term.

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 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 62.5% 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 identified differing examples on Moodle
Feedback
The format of the Health Manual assessment task was unclear.
Recommendation
Ensuring the correct and desired format of the Health Manual is available and upload previous examples of this format.
Action Taken
Students were provided with clear and explicit instructions outlining expectations and desired format for the Health Manual. Students were also provided with a copy of the marking rubric attached to the Health Manual assessment task and an example of a previous Health Manual. In addition to the above-mentioned, students were provided with ample opportunity to consult with the unit coordinator if they had any outstanding concerns or queries regarding the requirements for the Health Manual assessment task.
Source: Student feedback in unit evaluation.
Feedback
Suggestion to request university funding in order to support guest lecturers considered to be 'experts' in different areas of Health Psychology.
Recommendation
If budget requirements permit, funding support for guest lecturer/s is best directed in the first instance toward employing the skills and expertise of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who work within the Health Psychology space. The need for sourcing funding for further external teaching contributions would only be warranted if knowledge and skill in a particular area of Health psychology within internal teaching staff was insufficient to meet student course requirement demands. To enhance student engagement and build local community relationships, where appropriate, invitations might be extended to local practitioners to share real-world insights as relevant to a particular topic within the Health Psychology unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback in unit evaluation.
Feedback
Suggestion to change the due-date of the Manual (Assessment task 3) as it falls close to the thesis due date. A proposed solution is to swap due dates for Assessment 2 and Assessment 3.
Recommendation
Some consideration to be given to due dates of assessment tasks; however, the current configuration of assessment task order is deemed most appropriate for optimal learning outcomes in this unit. Further, meeting competing tasks demands and developing competency in self-management are learning outcomes and graduate attributes required for practicing in field of clinical psychology. The self-paced nature of both the thesis and Assessment Task 3 provides student with opportunity to plan accordingly and meet task requirements in a timely fashion.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback in unit evaluation.
Feedback
Request for lecture notes and additional reading material to be made available to students at least one-week in advance.
Recommendation
Where feasible lecture material and additional resources will be made available to students at the beginning of term; however, it is noted that these may be updated in the week prior to delivery if additional important information or updates become available in the interim. This will ensure students are receiving recent and relevant evidence-based knowledge in their teaching and learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback in unit evaluation.
Feedback
Better balance between content and opportunity for discussion.
Recommendation
Reconfigure structure of weekly lecture to create more opportunity for discussion.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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