The field of health psychology explores the promotion of health and the prevention of disease and illness and also examines how people react, cope and recover from illness. So, if you have a passion for health and wellness with a special interest in understanding how human behaviour influences health outcomes, health psychology is perfect for you.
The Certificate of Health Psychology is an online professional development course that will explore the psychological dimensions of health, the causes and detection of illness, prevention and treatment of illness and health promotion.
In this health psychology course you will acquire an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the growing area of health psychology, including both the biomedical and bio-psychosocial models of health and wellbeing.
On completion of this course you will have a thorough understand of how psychology influences health outcomes and how you can apply this knowledge to a variety of health-related careers.
Unit: Health Psychology
Health and wellness
Physiology, disease processes and the mind
Introducing health psychology
History of health psychology
Health related careers
Digestive and renal systems
Stress and stressors
Psychosocial factors and stress
Coping with stress
Physiology of pain and pain perception
Dealing with pain
High mortality illnesses
Health and behaviour
Nutrition and health
Weight control and diet
Exercise and weight control
Role of health psychology
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 20 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! Total cost for optional printed materials is: $100.00 for this course. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
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BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
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Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.