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HBS110 - Health Behaviour

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: E Kothe

Email: HBS110@deakin.edu.au

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

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, 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

Assessment task 1: 4 x health behaviour journal (750 words per entry) 45%

Assessment task 2: 10 x quizzes 10%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 45%

Prescribed texts

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

Unit Fee Information

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