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HBS110 - Health Behaviour

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Jacqueline Mills
Trimester 2: Timothy Chambers
Trimester 3: Tim Chambers
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1 hour class (online), 1 x 1 hour (online) seminar per week

NIKERI (CBD) students only: Online independent and collaborative learning activities including fortnightly online workshops, as per Cloud (online) students' scheduled learning commitments. 

In-person attendance requirements:

NIKERI students only must also attend and participate in 2 x 5 day (10 days) intensives at the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute, Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Campus

Note:

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

Quota applies. Online teaching methods require internet access. 

Content

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.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Identify examine and discuss relevant health behaviour issues and their impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication

ULO2

Identify and summarise the skills and principles of behaviour modification.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO3

Recognise, explain, discuss and critically evaluate the impact of socio-cognitive factors, including self-efficacy and locus of control, on behaviour change and apply these factors to enhance behaviour change and goal achievement.

GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Search the digital literature for discipline specific knowledge, interpret this information and communicate ideas in discipline specific language.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO5

Experience reflective learning approaches to develop a critical argument of the processes, challenges and skills involved in health behaviour change.

GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

Assessment

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3:
Assessment description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Health behaviour journal entries 2 entries, total words 40%
  • Week 6 (Journal 1) and Week 11 (Journal 2)
Assessment 2: Online quizzes 10 quizzes 20%
  • Weekly starting in week 2
Assessment 3: Multiple Choice Examination 2 hours 40%
  • Examination period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: HBS110 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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