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HSE316 - Physical Activity and Population Health

Unit details

Year2017 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: Suzanne Lewis

Prerequisite:HSE203
Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Recommended: HSE212
Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class each fortnight and 7 x 2 hour seminars across the trimester

Content

HSE316 focuses on the benefits of physical activity from an epidemiological perspective. Students apply critical thinking skills to explore the evidence of the independent roles physical activity and sedentary behaviour play in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of chronic disease. Contemporary issues in physical activity and health are explored, in particular in relation to promoting physical activity.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Individual assignment (1500 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Group oral presentation 40% (20% from an individual presentation and reflection; 20% based on the overall group presentation)

Assessment task 3: 6 online quizzes 20%

Unit Fee Information

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