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HBS110 - Health Behaviour

Unit details

Year2015 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: Sherryn Evans






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

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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