This subject provides an advanced understanding of the application of clinical psychological principles and techniques to the promotion and maintenance of health and to the prevention and treatment of illness. Clinical health psychology requires an understanding of the biological, psychological, and social characteristics of people with chronic and acute illness, the nature of their symptoms, the medical interventions they receive, and the appropriate psychological interventions to help manage their conditions and enhance quality of life. Students will examine the role of diet, exercise and sleep in a healthy lifestyle, and review the psychological aspects of a range of chronic conditions.
* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
School of Psychology
Available to students in the Masters programs in psychology.
PSY536 and PSY564
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PSY543 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.