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HBS110 - Health Behaviour

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Cloud (online)

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Trimester 3: Cloud (online), CBD

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: M Hayden

Trimester 2: J Broadbent

Trimester 3: S Evans


Contact hours: 3 hours (equivalent of 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar) per week


Students are expected to have access to a computer with an internet connection to complete this unit.
You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit explores relevant health behaviour issues and their impact on an individuals health and wellbeing. These behavioural issues include: tobacco smoking, alcohol / drug use and abuse, healthy and disordered eating, weight management, engagement in exercise, managing stress, healthy relationships, the environment, and managing chronic illness.

The unit examines the impact of socio-cognitive factors including self-efficacy and locus of control on behaviour change and how to harness this to enhance behaviour change and goal achievement. Further the unit discussed theoretical explanations of health behaviour and how they are applied to derive effective approaches to achieving behaviour change.

The unit examines the skills and principles of behaviour modification. Students undertake experiential and reflective learning approaches to develop and understanding of the process, challenges and skills involved in health behaviour change.


4 x health behaviour journal (750 words per entry) 45%, 10 x quizzes 10%, examination (2 hours) 45%

Prescribed texts

Donatelle, R.J. (2013). HBS110: Health behaviour. Deakin custom order. Benjamin Cummings/Pearson.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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