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HBS110 - Health Behaviour

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Enrolment modes:

(B, CBD, G, W, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 1 (B, X), Trimester 2 (B, CBD, G, W, X), Trimester 3 (X)

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

J Broadbent (B)

Trimester 3 2012: M Hayden (B)

Contact hours: 3 hours (equivalent of 1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week
Note:

Commencing Trimester 2 2012 onwards, the Geelong offering of this unit has moved from Geelong Waterfront Campus to Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

 

Note: Students are expected to have access to a computer with an internet connection to complete this unit. Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

  • 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.

Assessment

Weekly health behaviour journal (700 words per entry) 45%, weekly quizzes 10%, examination (2 hours) 45%

Prescribed texts

Donatelle, R.J. (2012). Health: The basics (International edition) (10th ed.) Boston: Benjamin Cummings/Pearson.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1006$1006$1006$2587$2675

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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