HSE316 - Physical Activity and Population Health


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne) and Online: Anthony Walsh



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
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

6 online learning modules across the trimester (2-3 hours per module)
1 x 2.5 hour seminar per week for 10 weeks

Scheduled learning activities - online

6 online learning modules across the trimester (2-3 hours per module)
9 online assessment support modules (1 hour per module)
3 x 1 hour online seminars in weeks 2, 5 and 9 
1 x 2.5 hour online seminar in week 11


HSE316 explores the benefits of physical activity from an epidemiological perspective. Students apply critical thinking skills to understand the roles physical activity and sedentary behaviour (e.g., sitting) play in preventing chronic disease. Contemporary issues are explored, in particular in relation to promoting physical activity. This unit is taught over a series of interactive seminars.

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