COURSE: BA IN HEALTH SCIENCES (COMMUNITY AND H...

University of South Africa, UNISA
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The purpose of the programme is to equip students with the necessary psychological and social knowledge, attitudes, skills and applied competence to be trained as counsellors on postgraduate level in various contexts.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years part time

Compulsory Subjects


First year subjects:


  • Basic psychology

  • Psychology in society

  • Introduction to development studies

  • Critical reasoning

  • Understanding language usage: an African cultural perspective

  • The anthropological study of culture in a multicultural context

  • Introduction to Sociology: Societal structures and processes


Second year subjects:


  • Personality theories

  • Child and adolescent development

  • Adulthood and maturity

  • Counselling skills

  • Community psychology: re-imagining community

  • Basic measurement and questionnaire design in Psychology

  • Research in the social sciences

  • Facilitative communication in groups and communities


Third year subjects:


  • Social psychology

  • Abnormal behaviour and mental health

  • Cognition: thinking, memory and problem solving

  • Psychological research

  • Interpersonal skills in diverse contexts

  • Community psychology: intervention strategies

  • Community work


Careers: health practitioner manager, health psychologist, counsellor, health facilitator, health educator.

Source: www.unisa.ac.za

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