Course

Psychology of Stress


Course code 73132

This course is a first-year introductory course for people interested in a career within the health or social services industries, as a primary care worker. It introduces learners to stress: its relationship to health and illness, and how it can be managed.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 5  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 enrol by 12 Feb 2019 to start 25 Feb 2019
    Trimester 3 enrol by 20 Oct 2019 to start 28 Oct 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 & 3 2019 Print only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Topics covered include

  • the concept of stress and its relationship to health and disease
  • the biological, psychosocial and environmental elicitors of the stress response
  • adaptive and maladaptive coping responses; and
  • appropriate stress management and coping strategies.

Entry test

If you have not successfully completed study at Level 5 or higher you need to pass an online entry test before enrolling in this course.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Textbooks

There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.

Lecturer / Tutor