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.
To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following units:
Foundations of Statistics
Areas of study
In this psychology unit, the topics you will study include:
Emotions and motivation
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
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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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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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).
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