HBS110 - Health Psychology (Behaviour Change)

Year:

2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Community Based Delivery (CBD)*, Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously: Health Behaviour
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HBSM110
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour online lecture per week
1 x 1.5 hour on-campus seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Trimester 2
1 x 1 hour online lecture per week 
1 x 1.5 hour online seminar per week

Trimester 3
1 x 1 hour lecture (pre-recorded) per week
1 x 1.5 hour online seminar per week

NIKERI (CBD) students only: Online independent and collaborative learning activities including fortnightly online practical experiences (workshops), as per 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:

*National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute students only

Quota applies. Online teaching methods require internet access.

Drop-in Q&A online sessions will be scheduled throughout the trimester; see the unit cloud site for more details.

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.

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How to apply

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