Unit description

Builds on the units CMM03254 - Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine, CMM03256 - Motivation and Compliance in Lifestyle Medicine and CMM03257 - Psychological and Environmental Influences in Lifestyle Medicine and the key skills of evidence-based research and reflective practice to incorporate the approaches of lifestyle medicine within students' professional practice.

Unit content

Topic 1: Behavioural biology of lifestyle-based aetiologies
Topic 2: The positive psychology movement
Topic 3: Working with allied health professionals
Topic 4: Medication: getting the right balance
Topic 5: Examining 'medial' causes: reducing common injuries
Topic 6: Examining 'distal' causes: taking lifestyle medicine into the community.

Learning outcomes

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

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Session 2

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Session 3

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Structured online learning (12 weeks)

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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