HBS110 - Health Psychology (Behaviour Change)
2023 unit information
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
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 (online) per week
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
NIKERI (CBD) students only: Online independent and collaborative learning activities including fortnightly online 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
*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.
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