2021 unit information
Trimester 1: Cloud (online)Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week
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.
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
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; 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.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Identify examine and discuss relevant health behaviour issues and their impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: Communication
Identify and summarise the skills and principles of behaviour modification.
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: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinking
Search the digital literature for discipline specific knowledge, interpret this information and communicate ideas in discipline specific language.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacy
Experience reflective learning approaches to develop a critical argument of the processes, challenges and skills involved in health behaviour change.
GLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacyGLO5: Problem solvingGLO6: Self-management
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.
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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