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HBS110 - Health Behaviour

Unit details

Year2016 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: Melissa Hayden
Trimester 2: Jaclyn Broadbent
Trimester 3: Briony Hill






Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week
Cloud (online): 1 x 1.5 cloud (online) seminar per week


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery

Quota applies. Online teaching methods require internet access. 


This unit explores relevant health behaviour issues and their impact on an individual's 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 task 1: 4 x health behaviour journal entries (750 words per entry) 45%
Assessment task 2: 10 x quizzes 10%
Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 45%

Prescribed texts

Donatelle, R.J. (2015, 2nd). HBS110: Health behaviour. Deakin custom order. Benjamin Cummings/Pearson.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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