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HSE316 - Physical Activity and Population Health

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Jill Hnatiuk

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Jill Hnatiuk, Warrnambool: Marian Cornett

Prerequisite:HSE203
Recommended: HSE212
Contact hours:

Every fortnight students will attend a 2 hour class and a 2 hour seminar session. For Warrnambool students the 2 hour seminar will be e-lived.

Note: 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 considers physical activity at a population level, and the impact on the prevalence of health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer, along with the economic implications of those health conditions. The unit has an intervention focus addressing the planning, implementation and evaluation of theory and evidence-based physical activity interventions and promotion programs. Individual, social and environmental factors that influence participation in physical activity are discussed, along with the impact of socio-economic status and neighbourhood of residence on physical activity.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Individual assignment (1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 2: Group oral presentation (debate) 50% (20% of which is awarded based on individual presentation and reflection; 30% of which is awarded based on the overall group presentation)

Assessment task 3: Seminar activities 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$2898$2996

* 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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