HSE316 - Physical Activity and Population Health


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud: Kate Parker


HSE111 or HSE203



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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

6 online learning modules across the trimester (2 – 3 hours per module); 1 x 2 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

6 online learning modules across the trimester (2 – 3 hours per module);

9 online independent activities (1 hour each) in preparation for 9 x 1 hour collaborative seminars (conducted online across weeks 1-9);

2 x 2 hour seminars scheduled in weeks 10 and 11 at either the Burwood or Waurn Ponds campuses.


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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