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Started Nov 13, 2020

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What can you do for patients when complete recovery is not possible?

The prevalence of chronic illnesses continues to grow globally, making their management a critical, multidisciplinary effort.

In order to achieve optimal health outcomes for patients, it’s important for health professionals to understand the interrelation of psychological and social factors, and the impact these psychosocial components can have on a patient’s mental and physical wellbeing.

To be successful in this credential requires experience in the following:

  • a degree in any discipline or several years' experience of working in a related profession.
Who is this credential for?


In this credential you will be able to:

  • identify distress and the psychosocial impacts of chronic illness on patients
  • examine the therapeutic approaches to managing the psychosocial impacts of chronic illness on patients
  • investigate the types of psychosocial interventions available and their efficacy for patients with a chronic illness
  • complete a pass/fail authentic, industry relevant assessment to provide the opportunity to demonstrate learning mastery.


Successful completion of this credential earns a digital badge that is instantly shareable to your social networks (including LinkedIn) which showcases your skill mastery in Psychosocial Interventions for Patients with a Chronic Illness.

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This credential provides foundation knowledge in a discipline and doesn’t require previous knowledge.


You will also earn 5 credit points which are in line with AQF Level 8 criteria, ensuring comprehensive theoretical and/or technical knowledge of the credential.


What will you learn


This course is created and maintained by Curtin Credential and experts from Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University. We hope you enjoy this learning experience.


Earn a badge


  • Graduates trained in psychology, speech pathology, social work, occupational therapy, physiotheraphy, nursing and medicine (including paediatrics and psychiatry)
  • Police officers, justice workers, lawyers
  • Teachers, educators, coordinators, child protection workers
  • and family members


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Other credentials within Influence and persuasion theme, that might interest you include: 1)Health-Risk Behaviours and Health-Protective Behaviours & 2) Stress and Coping.


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Skill outcomes

This credential will provide theorethical support for students to understand the topic of Psychosocial Intervention for Patients with a Chronic Illness. Based on the current knowledge you've gained from the credential, you will have the confidence, skills and industry understanding to appy to either your professional or personal lives. Up-skill, cross-skill or re-skill will be that one thing that make your portfolio stand out.


Contact Us


For more information on this, or any other questions about Curtin Credentials, email us at or call Curtin Connect at 1300 222 888.

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Start: Coming soon*

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Duration: 1 Day*

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Delivery Mode: Online^

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Price: $600 GST excl.

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Critical Thinking

Apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts

Problem Solving

Industry connected and career capable


Effective communicators with digital competency

*Curtin may cancel or reschedule a credential at any time and for any reason as it sees fit. The Start Date and the other details of this credentials are provided as a general guide only and may change from time to time.

*This credential involves one day of instruction, however to pass and gain five credit points, you will need to commit further time to complete the full set of learning activities including (but not limited to) self-guided study and research, extension readings, activities and the final assessment activity. ^Learning is done completely online.

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