Introduces students to the concepts of lifestyle interventions that promote health and wellness, taking into account the physical, psychological, social and emotional wellbeing of the person. This unit promotes the importance of the therapeutic relationship in promoting healthy lifestyles, including physical activity, good nutrition, and stress management.
Topic 1: Understanding health and wellness behaviour
Topic 2: Chronic lifestyle-related diseases
Topic 3: The influence of nutrition in health and disease
Topic 4: The influence of physical activity in health and disease
Topic 5: The influence of psychological wellbeing in health and disease
Topic 6: The influence of other lifestyle factors including sleep, drug and alcohol use and environment
Topic 6: Understanding health and wellness promotion
Topic 7: Case studies in health promotion
Topic 8: Principles of wellness coaching and communication in the clinical setting
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss the evidence for the role of nutrition, exercise, stress and other lifestyle factors in health and disease||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|2||identify a range of clinical interventions for the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviours and the current evidence supporting these interventions||Intellectual rigour|
|3||apply Australian guidelines (e.g. food guide references, physical activity – public health guidelines) and other public health initiatives to clinical practice||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||explore the principles and strategies for encouraging client/patient compliance with evidence-based lifestyle health promotion interventions||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
- Hawk, C. Evans, W, 2013, Health Promotion and Wellness: An Evidence-Based Guide to Clinical Preventative Services, Lippencott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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