Psychology of Wellbeing

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

The Psychology of Wellbeing unit, offered online by Swinburne University of Technology through Open Universities Australia, will guide students through the psychology of establishing a healthy, happy and productive lifestyle for individuals and groups alike.

A comprehensive subject list provides students with the chance to evaluate the theories, methodologies and practices of positive psychology using research-based literature.

The unit discusses current and past issues regarding positive psychology, and explores the everyday factors that affect a healthy mindset. Part of this discovery will involve learning how to perform an intervention.

Other topics include examining how character strengths, overall wellbeing, personal values and health improvement relate to one’s psychological state.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following units:

  • Psychology 100
  • Psychology 101
  • Foundations of Statistics

Areas of study

In this psychology unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Positive psychology
  • Emotions and motivation
  • Subjective wellbeing
  • Leisure, optimal experience and peak performance
  • Love and wellbeing
  • Wellness, health psychology and positive coping
  • Excellence, aesthetics, creativity and genius
  • Positive mental health
  • Thriving and flourishing
  • Interventions for enhanced wellbeing
  • Religion, spirituality and wellbeing
  • Work, community and wellbeing
  • Future of positive psychology

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Behavioural Studies, Swinburne University of Technology

This unit is a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Students completing this online Psychology of Wellbeing course will better understand the varying facets of mental health, and be equipped to interpret and analyse research findings going forward.

By the end of this unit, you will also be able to identify and discuss the factors that can detract from mental wellbeing as well as create and carry out an intervention plan. Finally, you will be able to effectively communicate your knowledge through increased scientific writing skills.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in the Psychology of Wellbeing from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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