This unit is designed to apply theories and principles of clinical health and community psychology to individual, group and community settings. Emphasis is given to community-based strategies and social policy initiatives in health promotion and public administration contexts in their application to health issues. With consideration of the role of the lived experience, social health issues will include family violence, violence against women, child sexual assault, socioeconomic status and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity. Learning will include intervention strategies for the promotion of mental health and wellbeing and prevention of illness in those impacted by acute and chronic medical conditions and disability. Consideration will be given to psychosocial determinants of health and life stage applying an ecological framework lens.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Resources, Journal articles and texts will be available via VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):