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HSE316 - Physical Activity and Population Health

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Shannon Sahlqvist

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Megan Teychenne
Warrnambool: Shannon Sahlqvist



Incompatible with:


Recommended: HSE212
Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar session every fortnight. For Warrnambool students the 2 hour seminar will be on Blackboard Collaborate.


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 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

* 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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