Psychology, Health and Wellbeing

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Psychology, Health and Wellbeing

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PSYC104 and PSYC105, or STAT122 or STAT170 or STAT171 or PSY122, and PSY104 or PSYC104, and PSY105 or PSYC105

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Our health status is a reflection of a fascinating mix of physiological factors with our psychological and social environments. The overall objective of this unit is to provide a critical overview of both the psychological and social aspects of human health and well-being. In the first part of this unit we provide some foundations or building blocks for understanding the role of psychology in the health context by reviewing the most important approaches to health psychology as well as approaches to prevention of disease. We then explore a variety of psychosocial factors and specific mechanisms that have been found to impact our health status, both from the individual perspective and the wider environment and cultural context.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.